Typically open source hardware can provide a good starting point for your own design. Distributors have been providing full schematics and bill of materials for their evaluation boards so you will design in the parts they distribute. For them, the role of open source hardware is to generate more sales!
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.