Imagine a robotic plane flying without a pilot -- or GPS. A team at MIT has just unveiled its latest prototype.
Robotic plane dodges obstacles
So, how does it work?
It's able to maneuver with the implementation of a new algorithm that can calculate its location, orientation, velocity, and acceleration.
And the implications are many. For example, your FedEx packages could be transported by autonomous planes, or autonomous helicopters could swoop down and rescue injured soldiers in battlefields. You might even find yourself on a commercial flight sans pilot -- well, maybe.