USAF Tests ROBOpilot - First Flight 2019-08-09

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The AFRL Center for Rapid Innovation has successfully first-flight tested a "Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into A Robot Plane" (a DRONE).

Here's a link to the article that first caught my attention:

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/08/air-force-tests-contraption-can-turn-any-plane-robot-plane/159230/


And, here's the direct link to the embedded YouTube video of that first flight!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQxacTMu7XU


COULD the deletion of the human pilot from the cockpit be on the horizon with the "easy" retrofit of these ROBOpilots into the drivers seats of the existing aircraft?




I have MANY thoughts on this. Let the discussion begin!

- My first thought being.... I'm jealous. I would have loved being on THAT team of engineers and designers!
 

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Most airlines have had similar technology for many years.

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