Aurora Flight Sciences’ Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) is mounted in the co-pilot seat of a Cessna Caravan aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Va. Government and industry are working together on a robot-like autopilot system that could eliminate the need for a second human pilot in the cockpit.
Aurora Flight Sciences’ Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) is mounted in the co-pilot seat of a Cessna Caravan aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Va. Government and industry are working together on a robot-like autopilot system that could eliminate the need for a second human pilot in the cockpit. Cliff Owen Associated Press
Aurora Flight Sciences’ Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) is mounted in the co-pilot seat of a Cessna Caravan aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Va. Government and industry are working together on a robot-like autopilot system that could eliminate the need for a second human pilot in the cockpit. Cliff Owen Associated Press

That pilot in the cockpit may someday be a robot

October 18, 2016 04:23 PM

UPDATED October 18, 2016 04:24 PM

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