Would YOU trust AI to fly a plane? Darpa tests 'genius' robot co-pilot - but not everyone thinks it's safe



Yesterday, a turboprop plane took off from a small airport in Virginia that from the outside, looked fairly unremarkable.
But inside the cockpit, in the right seat, a robot with spindly metal tubes and rods for arms and legs and a claw hand grasping the throttle, was doing the flying.  
The demonstration was part of a government and industry collaboration that is attempting to replace the second human pilot in two-person flight crews with robot co-pilots that never tire, get bored, feel stressed out or become distracted.
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18 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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