Aug 31, 2019

Robot pilot that can grab the flight controls gets its plane licence

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

By David Hambling

A robot pilot is learning to fly. It has passed its pilot’s test and flown its first plane, but it has also had its first mishap too.

Unlike a traditional autopilot, the ROBOpilot Unmanned Aircraft Conversion System literally takes the controls, pressing on foot pedals and handling the yoke using robotic arms. It reads the dials and meters with a computer vision system.

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