One mars mission I had something to do with involved a failure to activate the priority inversion feature of the RTOS prior to launch so that the lander became overwhelmed with the added cruise-mode photo (not in the original flight plan) clogging up the memory something fierce.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.