NASA Tests ‘Moral Compass’ For Autonomous Aircraft

L3Harris HQ-90 UAS
NASA’s EVAA software architecture for certifiable autonomy will be flight-tested using a pair of L3Harris HQ-90 UAS.
Credit: NASA
NASA is conducting final simulator tests of an unmanned air vehicle configured with programmed rules of behavior and an internalized set of values, which could pave the way for a new generation of safer autonomous and piloted aircraft. At the heart of the evaluation is the NASA-developed Expandable...
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