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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM
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Robot Flies the Friendly Skies

The next time you take a flight, you may want to check that the passenger next you is human. Last week, Athena, a humanoid robot, took what was hailed as the first flight by a robot as a paying passenger on a commercial airline. Built by an American robotics company, Athena was accompanied on her flight from Los Angeles to Germany by researchers from the Max Planck Society, who are exploring the potential for robots to do life-threatening jobs, such as cleaning up nuclear waste. The flight served no scientific purpose, but Athena's handlers said buying a seat was cheaper than stowing the robot as cargo. More...
striker
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:54:54 AM
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there be in the cockpit soon
blufire78
Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 7:30:31 PM

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maybe one day they will have a totally robot controlled plane. i would feel scared to board that one
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