I enjoy supporting charity events, The Prouty ($2.7 million in 2013 for a cancer center), Vermont 50 and Vermont 100 (support Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport), Covered Bridges Half Marathon. One is not effective doing "Em Comm" (Emergency Communications), unless a lot of time is spent before a disaster learning the operations and becoming proficient and efficient.
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.