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ROBOpilot: Robot Passes FAA Test Well Enough To Get Its Pilot License, Then Has An Accident

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Insurance companies charge more at age 16 than age 21 because inexperience and youth make people more accident-prone. This goes for robots also. (www.science20.com) Altro...

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pilot0987
pilot0987 3
So it can do almost what an autopilot can do. Awesome job
macsurety
macsurety 3
Do you mean Otto Pilot? ;-)
airuphere
airuphere 2
Duplicate fyi
Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 2
I wonder what it would do if the engine quit? Attempt to maneuver around the houses/trees or just land straight ahead into a crowd! Can it operate the fuel selector or identify carb icing?
joelwiley
joel wiley 3
I was wondering how it did on the oral and pre-flight walkaround.
Quirkyfrog
Someone tripped on the cord.
oldfolkie
Iain Girling 1
Rather like a car driving test then. Learn to pass the test, THEN learn to drive.
linbb
linbb -1
Drop in? Dumb deal it does take millions to do a jet fighter but not a Cessna AC never saw it do any more than push on the throttle no mixture changes or prop either. Looks like it works very rough at the best. Ho hum doesn't make sense go back to RC model plane people to take care of it.
Quirkyfrog
You mention Cessna. This should have probably started with small planes. Make a 172 able to fly with a robot 'pilot', and see how it does after a year. At least it wouldn't have an 'accident' and take out a plane load of people. Yikes...
maverick49
Tom Novak -1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

A robot pilot passes FAA test and makes its first flight

Irvine, California - A robot pilot passed the FAA tests and made its first flight. But it also had its first accident.

https://airlinerwatch.com/a-robot-pilot-passes-faa-tests-and-makes-its-first-flight/

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