About power, in a factory you exchange the problem of a cord with battery management when you go cordless. We have a lot of experience with cordless bar code scanners, it is a very disruptive event when the production line goes down because they can't find a charged battery for the scanner in the faciility (don't laugh, it is a true story!).
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.