Don’t be scared by the headline. The possibility that a pilot robot it could be the captain of your next flight it could still be remote, although we anticipate that the company Aurora Flight Sciences works to make that happen as quickly as possible.
This company recently carried out a demonstration for the aircrew of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) with a Cabin System Automation program, ALIAS, a robotic arm that was able to pilot a Boeing 737 simulator.
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According to the Aurora Flight Sciences report “Aurora’s ALIAS technology demonstration system is designed to function as a second pilot in a two-man aircraft.” In this way, according to the company, the operations of the crew would be reduced and the performance of the ship would be guaranteed.
So don’t be surprised if, in the not too distant future, a pilot robot is the captain of your flight.