The Pentagon has a very interesting plan, which is supposed to result in a rapid transformation of any aircraft into a fully autonomous one in just a few hours and using it to carry out the planned mission. Does it sound scary?
Military engineers are developing a project called ROBOpilot techadvices. There is an advanced robot behind it that can be quickly installed on board any aircraft and used to turn it into a remote-controlled or autonomous flying vehicle. The domain of this technology is to be the absence of interference in the electronic and mechanical systems of machines.
The role of the robot would only be to perform actions identical to those of a human pilot. Such an idea may not seem to make sense, because for many years, for example, fully autonomous drones have been produced and used, but here it is about regular manned aircraft, of which there are in the world and will be the most many years ago.
Installing ROBOpilot on virtually any aircraft is supposed to be child’s play. If during the mission you need to transport soldiers or equipment with a machine other than military, then you can quickly convert it into an autonomous and successfully carry out a task that was not previously achievable.
The Pentagon does not hide that in the future this role will be taken over by fully autonomous and advanced humanoid robots, as it should be from the beginning, but for now this technology is still being tested, so do not expect too much. The time will come for miniaturization and embellishment to make the robot look like a Terminator. Soon robots such as Valkyrie and ATLAS will play this role.
Their task is mainly to help those in need after various natural disasters. However, the Pentagon does not hide that it also sees such machines on the battlefield. Can you imagine that the robot supports soldiers in the mission, and when the need arises, it takes soldiers on their backs, throws them into the helicopter, sits at its controls and safely transports them to the base? This is what ROBOpilot is supposed to look like.