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Robot arm helps fly aircraft

A robotic arm that can help fly an aircraft has been designed by engineers in Virginia, US.

The device is called Alias (aircrew labour in-cockpit automation system) and was funded by the Pentagon's research unit, Darpa.

Josh Torgerson, chief engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences, said the device could reduce crew costs.

Producer: Griesham Taan

  • 19 Oct 2016
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