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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.10.12)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"A risk-minimizing algorithm was used to compute and command a safe trajectory continuously throughout 23 miles of rugged terrain at an average speed of 40 knots. No prior knowledge of the terrain was used."

Source: Matthew Whalley, the Autonomous Rotorcraft Project lead, commenting on a November 5th flight over the skies east of San Jose, CA, where a Black Hawk helicopter was flown autonomously. There were pilots aboard the aircraft, but all maneuvers during this flight were being conducted autonomously.

FMI: www.army.mil

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