Thanks for this behind-the-scenes amusing story. Besides illustrating the pitfalls of async design techniques, it also illustrates the importance of having a common design methodology among all members of the design team -- so success doesn't depend on a "wizard" flying by the seat of his pants.
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.