Academic research was used to being out of touch of industrial/ commercial and yet, leading the technology over 5 years. The gap has been reduced since 2000. The funding by Intel to academic research is a good move to Intel and will potentially attract young talent people to join the field. I wonder how Intel can draw the collaboration of the institutes and people from all around the world to enhance the research and to improve the time to market of the commercial goods.
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.