A number of universities are looking at this problem, here's an article from last week's Crain's Chicago Business profiling Professor Wen-mei Hwu at UIUC who is leading one such effort ...
I wonder what is their progress with those chips today. Have they delivered in terms of power efficiency and performance? Have they set a new standard in which other chip manufacturers have to follow?
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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.