Another thing that doesn’t require intelligence any more.

And pretty darn cool, especially considering the fact that you could build robot tankers as well. Pretty soon we’ll be able to get to the ideal of an entire military machine complex carrying war long after humans are extinct.

Droid pilots beat humans at air-to-air refuelling | The Register:

The software improved significantly during the trials, according to NASA test pilot Dick Ewers. Last year it flew “like a second lieutenant”, he said. But the robot rookie was upgraded, and now it’s “better than a skilled pilot”.


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