Aurora Flight Science’s Autonomous Research Profiled Written 13 November 2018

In a video, the Wall Street Journal (Subscription Publication) reports on The Boeing Company subsidiary Aurora Flight Science’s work to develop autonomous aircraft – including helicopters, UAVs, and planes for the US military – and flies aboard an autonomous Aurora helicopter, the first journalists to do so. Aurora CEO John Langford is interviewed and said that autonomous technology allows more dangerous mission profiles to be considered that would not normally be, due to the risk to pilots. Langford also sees the removal of humans as a factor which will allow for further innovation in aircraft design and improved performance. 
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