Of course it is true in any design or building effort that inadequate plans lead to inadequate results. So the majority of the effort needs to be spent in designing the specifications. After that, the project is just writing code. Of course, writing good and efficient code is no small task, it is a major challenge, no doubt. BUT the first part of the effort is in the development of an adequate specification. Defining responses to all possible exceptions at each stage of a program is both hard and tedious indeed. But if the task were trivial than everybody could do it well, and we can see that is not what happens.
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.