I'd like to pose that there is simply a gap in mindset between A folks and D folks. We think continuously and we're happy in the shades of gray. Many of the people who work in our field, and hire us, are not. They're more comfortable with discrete thinking where only logical conclusions are welcome: one-zero, yes-no, up-down, here-there, now-then.
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.