Hey, I'm buying one of those in Figure 5 this weekend for our tree. They made their way into The Home Depot for $5, and I'm not paying $32 plus shipping to get the (probably also patented) Gift Box Tree Watering System (at least not this year). :-)
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.