Does the world end Friday 12-21-12 at 12:01AM GMT, or say 12:01AM Mayan Std time which could be Mountain Std or Pacific Std time. Does the entire Earth go poof at that instant or does each time zone go over the armageddian cliff in an orderly procession?
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.