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DARPA unveils robot co-pilot

Your Plastic Pal Who's Fun to Be With!

(c) D.A.

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But unfortunately. the human pilots information only contains the out of tune text "go stick your head up a pig".

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Any word on how ALIAS* handles flying on instruments?

* Somewhere in the DARPA charter must be a "no acronym - no funding" clause.

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Shirley you can't be serious?

Should it not be called Over, Under or Dunne?

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Re: Shirley you can't be serious?

Don't call me Shirley.

Also, have you checked our vector yet with Victor?

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Darpa: we have a new autopilot development

Press corps: what is it?

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Re: Darpa: we have a new autopilot development

Press corps: what is it?

It's a group of journalists or correspondents invited to attend an important event, but that's not important right now.

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A warning from history

Remember what happened in Airplane II - which should warn us to be cautious.

Also, will this autopilot be capable of smoking a cigarette? Very important part of crew-interaction that...

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Bon Voyage

"The human pilot would be continuously informed through an intuitive interface of which actions the automation is executing, and take back control if so desired.“

Scene from the cockpit after ten hours in flight:

"I'm turning left to 225 degrees."

"I'm turning right to 227 degrees."

"I'm turning left to 225 degrees."

"I detect the cockpit door is unsealed."

"I'm falling into the sea..."

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Will it have the manual inflation tube?

Asking for a friend.

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I thought I already had a robotic co-pilot. It's called an "autopilot." Linked to the FMS it'll fly the whole damn route from wheels up to touchdown (if appropriately rated).

I've been keeping an eye out for an "Otto" for my plane- I'd love to have him sitting in it when it's in the hangar.

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