The AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers are fast-paced and collaborative environments where AT&T and technology providers team with developers to deliver the latest applications and services into the hands of customers more quickly than ever before. More than just showrooms or test labs, AT&T Foundry™ facilities are unique spaces, built to foster collaboration. We bring the expertise of AT&T innovators into an environment where we can work with industry technology experts and developers from all over the world to innovate in new ways. Developers who work with us in the AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers gain access to resources they couldn't get anywhere else. We work together to bring their innovations to market faster than ever before. The AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers represent a $100 million investment from AT&T and sponsors Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft. There are five permanent AT&T Foundry™ innovation centers open worldwide.
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.