PIBOT: South Korean Robot Capable of Flying a Plane On a Flight Simulator

By: | November 4th, 2014


PIBOT is a South Korean robot capable of flying a plane on a flight simulator, which is the best way to determine if the robot could eventually pilot a real plane.

Technically, robots already fly planes in the form of computers built into an aircraft’s control technology, but PIBOT actually has a head, arms, and legs which is more impressive.

PIBOT was designed specifically to one day be able to fly planes and helicopters among other aircraft, reverse-engineered from a human aircraft interface for the best possible results.

The main goal behind PIBOT is too fly aircraft in situations too dangerous for human pilots such as flying over a nuclear reactor accident or a natural disaster.

As technology progresses, that lofty goal looks like it could potentially become a reality.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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