Robot Learns To Fly Plane

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have modified a tiny off-the-shelf robot allowing it to fly a human flight simulator.

Nicknamed PIBOT, the robot used scaled down control panel and uses a video camera embedded in its head in order to 'see' around it.

All of the plane's sensory information, including pitch, yaw, altitude and more are fed to PIBOT directly through wires.

According to the team the PIBOT is capable of fulfilling all the legal requirements by the Federal Aviation Administration for actual flight.

PIBOT hasn't flown a full-sized airplane yet despite having already flown numerous simulations and a scaled-down real-world biplane.