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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Human-piloted helicopter crashes while filming robot-driven car; robot-car motors on safely...

Posted 09.17.2010 at 5:59 pm 3 Comments

A helicopter commissioned by Audi to film its autonomous Audi TT climbing Pikes Peak crashed early this morning. Four people on board were hurt, the pilot seriously.

It's a surreal story--a manned vehicle crashes while the one climbing a mountain driven only by computers and sensors carries on.

For more on the autonomous Audi, a project undertaken with the help of Stanford University check out our past coverage here.

[AP]

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