ONE MAN, MANY ROBOTS Currently, there's a person on the ground for every Predator drone in the air. But if unmanned vehicles are going to fulfill their expectations as a central component of military operations, a single person has to be able to control a whole team of drones at once. A few remote-controlled spies that's nice. But a mostly autonomous, robotic fleet s now that is revolutionary.In a first-of-its-kind test in the California desert, a lone pilot was able to operate three robotic planes at the same time. The maneuvers made by the 16 foot, 200 pound UAVs were pretty basic. But their implications were enormous.

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