Most of us would agree that wireless power transfer will make our lives much easier as we will not need cluttered wire and plothera of chargers. however, what kind of efficiency are we talking about here as the farther the source and device are the lower the charging efficiency.
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.