I thought there was a company called Blue29 that developed a cobalt tungsten phosphide barrier seed technology over a decade ago to address this very issue. They had funding from KLA-Tencor and others. Whatever happened to them?
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.