1st language was BASIC on a Radio Shack TRS-80 III, in 1980. Today am programming with C and Assembly for ARM-based devices. Have not personally worked with a hardware design language, but work very closely with people who do.
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.