The octopus is only an intern. To improve our body count, HR has hired Aegaeon, Cottus, and Gyges. The famous Greek Hecatoncheires agreed to each work on an 8 hour shift in the lab as long as we pay them by the head. We agreed knowing that would give us over twelve times the performance and form 3 core groups of 100 arms. Unfortunately HR missed that they had 50 heads when they arrived to take pictures for their badges.
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.