Pibot – A Robotic Pilot Learning How To Fly a Real Plane!

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Pibot is a robotic pilot created by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea to potentially replace human pilots in plane cockpits.

According to the team, the robot pilot is capable of fulfilling all the legal requirements by the Federal Aviation Administration for actual flight.

Pibot – A Robotic Pilot Learning How To Fly a Real Plane!

The robot has a video camera built into its “face”, with software built in for runway detection and other visual cues. The rest of the buttons, sticks and switches allow the robot to control throttle, braking pitch, yaw, altitude, velocity, and direction.

The creator Shim Hyun-Chul, said: “While many existing drones have been developed, this is the world’s first robot that can immediately automate any kind of aircraft.”

Check it out!

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