DailyDirt: Robotic Planes... Seriously, And Don't Call Me Shirley.

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Human pilots get tired and need sleep -- and some airline pilots get some rest at "crash pads" when they're off duty. Knowing that might not be too comforting to many passengers, but who's willing to let a robot fly a few hundred people around? Autonomous planes are getting more advanced all the time, though mostly for unmanned missions with aircraft that couldn't possibly carry people on board. Maybe someday we'll have autonomous Jetson-cars... in the meantime, here are a few links to some interesting UAVs and flight automation. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Pixelation, 18 Feb 2011 @ 10:51pm

    The age of Ender approaches.

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