I'm pleased to hear that no lives were reported to be lost in conjunction with the maufacturing plant closings. I'm wondering how these fluctuations could affect the supply and pricing of the end products. It is amazing to see how orderly Sony and other companies have been in coping with the earthquake/tsunami aftermath. Sony has such a strong global branding, I'm glad to hear they have resumec production in so many places.
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.