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PIBOT, a small humanoid robot flies an aircraft​
View : 8037 Date : 2014-09-23 Writer : ed_news

The 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014) took place in Chicago, Illinois, on September 14-18, 2014.

Professor David Hyunchul Shim and his students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, presented a research paper entitled “A Robot-machine Interface for Full-functionality Automation Using a Humanoid” at the conference.

The robot called “PIBOT,” a pint-sized, tiny humanoid robot, uses a mixture of flight data and visuals to fly an airplane, capable of identifying and operating all of the buttons and switches in the cockpit of a normal light aircraft designed for humans.

For now, the robot is only flying a simulator, but Professor Shim expects that “PIBOT will help us have a fully automated flight experience, eventually replacing human pilots.”

The IEEE Spectrum magazine published an article on PIBOT posted online September 18, 2014. Please follow the link below for the article:

IEEE Spectrum, September 18, 2014
Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes

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