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(Washington Times)   Pentagon plans to replace flight crews with full time robots. Idea was conceived after military officials flew commercial on American Airlines   (washingtontimes.com ) divider line 15
    More: Interesting, air crews, military officials, robots, Pentagon plans, Werner Erhard and Associates, DARPA  
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2014-04-25 09:35:00 AM  
That's nothing compared to the work inspired by the flight's cloaking technology.
 
2014-04-25 09:35:28 AM  
Pilots have long joked that one day, the only thing you'll need to fly the plane is a dog and a pilot. The job of the pilot is to feed the dog, and the job of the dog is to bite the pilot if he goes near the controls.
 
2014-04-25 09:39:15 AM  
This seems to be verging into cartoonish super-villainy. One of the main incentives to not engage in war is the potential for your own losses. Remove that consideration and what's holding you back?
 
2014-04-25 09:46:27 AM  

Wellon Dowd: This seems to be verging into cartoonish super-villainy. One of the main incentives to not engage in war is the potential for your own losses. Remove that consideration and what's holding you back?



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2014-04-25 10:03:38 AM  
Posting this from an American Airlines flight right now, so I'm really getting a kick etc.
 
2014-04-25 10:06:00 AM  

Wellon Dowd: This seems to be verging into cartoonish super-villainy. One of the main incentives to not engage in war is the potential for your own losses. Remove that consideration and what's holding you back?


Come on.  Just because COBRA on the GI Joe cartoon used robot pilots, it's suddenly cartoonish super-vllainy?

(Actually, I think they used robot foot soldiers.  The pilots were human but always ejected safely when shot down.)
 
2014-04-25 10:06:45 AM  
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2014-04-25 11:18:19 AM  

Ambitwistor: Wellon Dowd: This seems to be verging into cartoonish super-villainy. One of the main incentives to not engage in war is the potential for your own losses. Remove that consideration and what's holding you back?

Come on.  Just because COBRA on the GI Joe cartoon used robot pilots, it's suddenly cartoonish super-vllainy?

(Actually, I think they used robot foot soldiers.  The pilots were human but always ejected safely when shot down.)


Knowing is half the battle.  The other half is equal parts red lasers and blue lasers, none of which ever actually hit anything.
 
2014-04-25 11:34:27 AM  
That should save a ton of money.

/Who's the cute chick in the blue bikini?
 
2014-04-25 12:16:36 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: That should save a ton of money.

/Who's the cute chick in the blue bikini?


Jessica Biel, from the movie Stealth.

Here she is with one of the new flight crew

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2014-04-25 12:45:44 PM  
If they can hack drones, they'll be able to hack into this.   Any country with capable cyber warfare abilities will be able to turn our own air force against us.
 
2014-04-25 03:18:47 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: If they can hack drones, they'll be able to hack into this.   Any country with capable cyber warfare abilities will be able to turn our own air force against us.


That's why you make them drones, and not remotely piloted aircraft. The only problem with this is that many people are rightly uncomfortable with the idea of taking humans out of the loop.
 
2014-04-25 03:33:22 PM  

threadjackistan: Pumpernickel bread: If they can hack drones, they'll be able to hack into this.   Any country with capable cyber warfare abilities will be able to turn our own air force against us.

That's why you make them drones, and not remotely piloted aircraft. The only problem with this is that many people are rightly uncomfortable with the idea of taking humans out of the loop.


A drone is a remotely piloted aircraft. The word you're looking for is "robot".

Also, it sounds like DARPA has been handed millions of dollars to develop the autopilot, an invention from the 1920s.
 
2014-04-25 04:15:10 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: HotIgneous Intruder: That should save a ton of money.

/Who's the cute chick in the blue bikini?

Jessica Biel, from the movie Stealth.

Here she is with one of the new flight crew

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I don't care what other people say, that was a great movie. One of my favorite scenes was where EDI (Eddie) is pirating music from the web to create his own soundtrack for a mission.
 
2014-04-26 03:20:35 AM  
So we're just about to the part where we upgrade our stealth bombers to fly unmanned, with a perfect safety record?

Sounds like a good idea to me!
 
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