We have been talking about drones and related issues for a while now. This piece discusses recent news published on the MIT web site.
Drone researchers have been able to miniaturize every component of a drone but come against a wall when it comes to miniaturizing computer chips (brains of the drone). I knew the drones were shrinking but I never really thought about the limitations on how small they could get due to standard computer chips built for larger devices. Using a standard off the shelf computer chip in a drone – miniature or not – has to hit a size limit.