Hopefully, camera makers can also take advantage of this technology, not just for remote control of cameras, but also for wireless flash systems. My Canon system has an excellent wireless flash controller, but it would be even more useful if it didn't rely on line of sight.
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.