Brian, thanks for this inspiring series. I have met Dr. Bose and he is indeed like what comes across in the article -downright realistic. It doesn't serve any purpose to sugarcoat a bad idea while at the same time a good one needs to be dissected for its viability as a business. This something Dr. Bose is quite good at and I value his comments very much.
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.