Created robot pilot, able to control any aircraft
Today, almost any technique able to operate without human intervention. Just look around and you will surely see a washing machine, a "smart" multivarku and computer - because you have noticed that it installs updates without your participation? But let's talk about more serious technique, namely drones. They cost millions of dollars, but recently the US company DZYNE Technologies figured out how to make autonomous virtually any existing vehicle today. Agree, because the aircraft autopilot equipment is much cheaper than building a completely new device?
The aircraft with established ROBOpilot
As a rule, autonomous planes are created from scratch, and is technically very different from conventional aircraft. Take, for example, an unmanned fighter Boeing, which is self overcome 3700 kilometers, simultaneously conducting exploration territory. Developers do not talk about it openly, but it is clear that the autopilot system is closely linked with the whole of the aircraft structure. This means that if you want to unmanned aircraft Boeing can not be converted into a manned.
An unmanned aircraft with a robot pilot
To transform any aircraft into autonomous and vice versa, the company DZYNE Technologies has developed a robot called ROBOpilot. He is able to take control of any aircraft in their hands in the literal sense of the word. To do this, simply take off the aircraft the pilot's seat, set instead of the robot and put his hands and feet on the pedals and steering wheel controls. The robot sees control panel with the help of computer vision system, and takes off, adheres to the specified route and lands without any help from humans.
The cockpit with established ROBOpilot
All these features, at least, according to company representatives. It is known that on August 9 ROBOpilot robot successfully tested the US Federal Aviation management. A few weeks after this event, he passed another test in which a mistake, but what is it and how serious was still unknown. It sounds very interesting, but looks completely amazing - video ROBOpilot first flight can be seen below. Be sure to share your impressions in our Telegram-chat, because we are waiting for this!
What is the cost of such a robot, it is still unknown. But the installation of the robot in an existing aircraft is clearly cheaper than the creation of an autonomous vehicle from scratch. Earlier, the military has learned to be equipped with an autopilot F-16 fighters, and it costs them a million dollars. But it is necessary to take into account that the installation of the autopilot implies a thorough work on the connection of different parts of the machine and computer, and in the case of ROBOpilot only need to put a robot in the cabin.
Unmanned can make not only the aircraft, but also any vehicle
In fact, these robots pilots already exist. One of them is the ALIAS (Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System), developed by the US Department of Defense. In 2016, he successfully lost control of the aircraft Cessna Caravan, but with his work in the cabin must be a real pilot. And all because ALIAS robot is only a helper, not a full-fledged pilot. It seems, ROBOpilot system is much better development of the US Defense Department, do not you think?