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Moving Towards Autonomous Flying Drones [DRS 017]

Moving Towards Autonomous Flying Drones [DRS 017]

Interested in autonomous flight capabilities?  Well, before you invest in this new technology, you might want to hear what today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show has to say.
Alexander Stimpson is a postdoctoral associate at Duke University working in the Humans and Autonomy Lab, or HAL for short. HAL focuses on the multifaceted interactions of human and computer decision-making in systems with embedded autonomy. Alex has a Ph.D Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. His dissertation work focused on the application of machine learning models to inform training assessment and intervention. His current research interests include human supervisory control, decision support systems, artificial intelligence and data mining. He’s here to talk about the challenges and opportunities that arise when trying to transition humans from the role of direct manual control to supervisors and collaborators with technology.