Quantum technologies are getting closer and closer to being visible with the naked eye. And MEMS devices are finding a bigger and bigger range of applications. The two were bound to meet, and these researchers have one of the first merging of these important technologies going forward.
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.