It is remarkable that through the use of a vehicle like Kickstarter, that a startup can not only get customers to fund their tapeout, but simultaneously expand their customer base by orders of magnitude. Congratulations and best wishes to the Adapteva team.
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.