Good to learn about the "HAXLR8R Program". There is a clear trend in hardware development aiming connectivity to cloud, taking a faster development approach. "Not re-inventing the wheel' means using each other's' devices. Stacks & software and hence making things more "open" to others. It is a win-win and also drives innovative products with a quick turnaround time.
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.