A very thought provoking article. It is clear that brilliant people exist across the globe and their are a myriad of technological issues to work on. With fewer US geniuses choosing EDA, Kathryn is right to take advantage of exceptional internationally-based individuals that have chosen EDA as their passion.
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.