Yet another "breakthrough" from MIT, but will it pan out commercially? Only a small percentage of these research lab results make it to market, but its still important to get the word out on every one of them. You never know what part of a new idea will stimulate the creation of a "killer app."
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.