This Helicopter Can Avoid Obstacles and Deliver Cargo Autonomously

 - May 21, 2018
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A company by the name of Aurora Flight Services has gone ahead and unveiled an innovative and high-tech cargo helicopter that is designed to make it easier than ever to send vital supplies to U.S. Marines on the battlefield.

The helicopter makes use of a system, dubbed Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System or AACUS for short, that allows it to deliver supplies precisely and safely without the need for a human pilot on board. The helicopter is more than capable of taking off, navigating to its destination, evading obstacles and landing using autonomous technologies and an array of sensors.

In addition to serving soldiers in combat, this autonomous cargo helicopter could also be useful in disaster relief and urban transportation.