Black Knight Autonomous Flying Transport Truck Must Be Seen to Be Believed
4 Septembre 2014 - Autoblog
The debate over how drones should be used by the military has been a hot topic in the news for the last few years. However, a company called Advanced Tactics Incorporated has one that is harder to argue against.
The Black Knight Transformer has a name from a Michael Bay movie, and the looks of a transport container with wheels and rotors, but how it actually functions is pretty cool. It's designed to autonomously evacuate casualties from the battlefield or deliver supplies.
Development is still quite early for the autonomous flying truck, and the company says this video shows its first driving and flying in public. Even at this raw stage, the drone can perform computer-controlled hover flight. The video shows that it can also be piloted remotely or from inside. If the Black Knight can live up to its promises, then it might be able to save lives. Scroll down to watch the possible future of military drones.