The momentum of "outsourcing" to China has never been weaken. As most engineers feel the pain, the more outsourcing; the less job available in their own region. A couple months ago, articles from various media has layout the impact of manufacturing outsourcing. The related R&D activity will be relocated together. No doubt, it is happening. Question is what are the choices for experienced and young engineers. Another questions that I have are whether the engineers in China are ready for the job and what their overall compensation look like.
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.