Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Piloting System with Integrated Motion Cueing for Training and Pilot Evaluation

  title={Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Piloting System with Integrated Motion Cueing for Training and Pilot Evaluation},
  author={James T. Hing and Paul Y. Oh},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems},
  • J. HingP. Oh
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems
UAV accidents have been steadily rising as demand and use of these vehicles increases. A critical examination of UAV accidents reveals that human error is a major cause. Advanced autonomous systems capable of eliminating the need for human piloting are still many years from implementation. There are also many potential applications of UAVs in near Earth environments that would require a human pilot’s awareness and ability to adapt. This suggests a need to improve the remote piloting of UAVs… 

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