It would be nice to have some smaller prizes that can work towards larger ones. If we can get crowd sources going to generate ideas to build towards the larger prizes I think that might be a better approach to getting perople involved... Might be possible Design-Con tie-in too... Thats a perfect crowd to launch with..
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.