Our systems are collections of sensors and actuators connected by algorithm. Typically we use pressure sensors, voltage/current sensors, motion sensors, pumps, valves. Some of the systems utilize HD video on several frequencies, and utilize some real-time video processing.
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.