I had two programmers working on a problem together and my boss pulled me to the side and asked why I had cut their productivity in half. She thought they should have been working on individual projects. I countered with, who's going to cut down more trees? Two guys with single handled saws or two guys using a double handled saw? They are pushing and pulling each other to a solution and cross training to boot. She still wasn't happy.
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.