Automatic vs. Automated vs. Autonomous; What they Mean to UAS and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)

Automatic vs. Automated vs. Autonomous; What they Mean to UAS and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)

The word “autonomous” is often connected to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, or “drones”), perhaps because machine autonomy conjures up images from Terminator movies that fire the imagination. In fact, with the exception of some military systems there is a very small but growing group of applications that provision some level of autonomy to a platform. […]

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