Having the touch area limited to the display size is OK for some user interfaces. However, there are many user interfaces that require an active touch area beyond the display area. This is typically fix function buttons or an additional area surrounding the display for gestures. Having the touch sensor elements as part of the display will restrict the type of user interface that can be used in a product.
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.