When Robots Fly Planes

Mashable produced a list of 9 jobs that could be replaced by robots in 2015. Most of the professions on the list are in service industries (barista, hotel concierge, etc). The most fascinating to make the list is the concept of a robot flying a plane.

Pibot is a humanoid robot to the fullest extent, with arms, legs, head and eyes. The robot is able to manipulate a plane’s control deck and is interfaced with the plane’s sensors to fulfill all the functions of a real pilot. Pibot is also equipped with real-time computer vision to direct a plane during take-off and landing.

Don’t just think about robots flying passenger planes… think also about military application.