A robotic copilot has landed a simulated Boeing 737 in a test to demonstrate how advanced automation could overcome pilot incapacitation. The exercise was conducted by Aurora Flight Sciences under DARPA’s ALIAS (Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System) program to develop a drop-in kit that adds high-level automation to existing aircraft. The tests were performed in a 737-800 flight simulator at the U.S. Transportation Department’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center ...


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