AI beats champion human pilots in head-to-head drone races #drone #droneday
There is a movie plot in here somewhere. Will humans be able to catch up? From New Scientist:
An artificial intelligence has consistently beaten champion drone pilots in races for the first time, achieving lap times no human was able to match.
The sport of drone racing involves humans piloting small quadcopters around a course at speeds over 100 kilometres per hour while pulling g-forces of up to 5 g. Drones must fly through a series of gates in the correct direction and order, and human pilots wear headsets streaming video captured by cameras on the drones.
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