Great article-nice to see there are engineers and scientists doing leading-edge work, in addition to those who are doing the high-volume/low-cost/disposable stuff for consumers. We need both tracks to move technology, design, and manufacturing forward, each benefits from the other.
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.