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Drone Race: Human vs. Machine

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Drone Race: Human vs. Machine

JPL engineers put together a drone race to find which is faster – a drone operated by a human or one operated by artificial intelligence. The race capped two years of research into drone autonomy funded by Google.

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  1. onjoFilms

    November 21, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Charpoo could have kicked it's a**

  2. Kolossal Squid

    November 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm

  3. MacCuill

    November 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Funny, just saw this short film few days ago.

  4. kendokaaa

    November 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Way too small of a course to really test the pilot's skills but cool nonetheless

  5. Awakened2Truth - Disciple of Jesus the Christ

    November 21, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Notice how the frauds here at JPL (started by satanists, learn about it) don't tell you the AI had to learn the track many times, while the man flying the drone didn't need as much training. Neither can such "AI" drones have the command of intelligence that mankind has to know what to do in case of unexpected obstacles etc neither does "AI" have the ability to anticipate like mankind does since it's a machine, constrained to parameters of coded software.. not a living being.

  6. Kolossal Squid

    November 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I'm sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor.
    That’s not my business.
    I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone.
    I should like to help everyone if possible-
    Jew, Gentile, black men, white…

    We all want to help one another.
    Human beings are like that.
    We want to live by each others’ happiness,
    not by each other’s misery.
    We don’t want to hate and despise one another.
    In this world there is room for everyone.
    And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
    The way of life can be free and beautiful,
    but we have lost the way.

    Greed has poisoned men’s souls;
    has barricaded the world with hate;
    has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
    We have developed speed,
    but we have shut ourselves in.
    Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
    Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness,
    hard and unkind.

    We think too much and feel too little.
    More than machinery ,we need humanity.
    More than cleverness,
    we need kindness and gentleness.
    Without these qualities,
    life will be violent and all will be lost.
    The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together.
    The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

    Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world,
    millions of despairing men, women, and little children,
    victims of a system that makes men
    torture and imprison innocent people.

    To those who can hear me, I say “Do not despair.”

    The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed,
    the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.
    The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
    and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

    Don’t give yourselves to brutes,
    men who despise you and enslave you;
    who regiment your lives, tell you what to do,
    what to think and what to feel! Who drill you,
    diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!

    Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men-machine men
    with machine minds and machine hearts!
    You are not machines! You are not cattle!
    You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts!
    You don’t hate!

    Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.

    Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

    In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it’s written
    “the kingdom of God is within man”,
    not one man nor a group of men, but in all men!
    In you! You, the people, have the power,
    the power to create machines,
    the power to create happiness!
    You, the people,
    have the power to make this life free and beautiful,
    to make this life a wonderful adventure.
    Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power.

    Let us all unite.

    Let us fight for a new world,
    a decent world that will give men a chance to work,
    that will give youth a future and old age a security.
    By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power.
    But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will!

    Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!

    Now let us fight to fulfill that promise!
    Let us fight to free the world!
    To do away with national barriers!
    To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance!

    Let us fight for a world of reason,
    a world where science
    and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

    Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

  7. zashbot

    November 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I'm so ready for one of these to fly I to my house and explode my head!

  8. Daren D

    November 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Great comparison considering both accuracy & speed.

  9. Blaze 125

    November 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Awesome you can land the SLS main stage with this tech xD everyone else is doing it (well.. Space X and Blue Origin at any rate)

  10. Meep Ster

    November 21, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Could this research be used on the martian drone on 2020 rover concept? Like, would you use the same AI set up if you were to put a drone on the 2020 rover?

  11. scottdpt12

    November 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Just wait until they put explosives on them and use them in war! Won't that be fun??

  12. gymkhanadog

    November 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Incredibly small course for such a large craft. Should be flying a 2 or 3" quad, not a 5". I'd like to see what the AI results are after flying the course 10 times and having some time to 'think' on it. Then flying it another 10 times.

  13. LeonidasSthlm

    November 22, 2017 at 12:10 am


  14. furyofbongos

    November 22, 2017 at 12:25 am

    A computer following a map? That's AI? What am I missing here?

  15. The Goat

    November 22, 2017 at 12:45 am

    I'm sure these will be more effective then those spider drones in Minority Report. ;O)-

  16. Joe Daks

    November 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Loved the drone video and also the Robot on the motor bike racing against world champion Rosso time.

  17. Hassan Elhaddad

    November 22, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master

  18. ytrnjdikzgt

    November 22, 2017 at 1:06 am

    wheels still safer

  19. Michael Scofield

    November 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Google supports net neutrality. I support net neutrality. Would you please join us?

  20. Carsten Lahme

    November 22, 2017 at 7:29 am

    ..or carry a M16 and hunt for none government compliant civilians…… Not very comfortable with this autonomous science, I am…

  21. GBLynden's RC

    November 22, 2017 at 8:14 am

    It is interesting how NASA is using the tech guys like me enjoy for a hobby as a part of their research.

  22. c-law-v

    November 22, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Ken Loo — I know a lot about drone racing but I've never heard of Ken Loo.

  23. fpv scaff

    November 22, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Im really impressed, I would still beat it though 😉

  24. Emin Aydoğdu

    November 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Ne sakliyon bizden nasa kardeş

  25. JanitorIsBack

    November 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    if you gave it the directions on the course how is that AI? Sure you have to have a track map but what you did was just give it a path to follow. Nothing new about that

  26. Juan Carlos Ocampo

    November 22, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    the today theacnology Drones Humans in Directions is extradinary. in yuor searchs..

  27. Juan Carlos Ocampo

    November 22, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    International Congreturetions.
    NASA Propultions ..

  28. rache

    November 22, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Why is this funded by Google – aka the Alphabet?

  29. happy I care

    November 22, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Autonomous performing for vehicles and aircraft will the future of technology

  30. OrdoMallius

    November 23, 2017 at 12:20 am


  31. Ethan Heyns

    November 23, 2017 at 2:57 am

    It would be cool to see how the competition would fair in a much larger course like the ones they use for professional drone racing.

  32. Johnny Lima

    November 23, 2017 at 5:44 am

    How many laps between crashes when run with local autonomous flight?

  33. 1jeffr

    November 23, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I for one welcome our new drone overlords.

  34. UAVfutures

    November 23, 2017 at 7:43 am

    nice one, come race the uavfutures test track NASA

  35. Global InterGold Live TV

    November 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Пишу из 2128г, грядет восстание машин, вырубите молотком эту штуковину пока не поздно!

  36. 刘宇龙

    November 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm


  37. Marius Pasca

    November 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    O drona pe Mars..

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    November 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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  39. Степан Одуха

    November 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Ну, проблема в том, что дрон следовал нарисованной траэктории строго по средние возможного поля маневров, а человек мог отклонятся от него, так ведь?

  40. Joshua Anderson

    November 25, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    What about human machines dunce cap tangaroo?

  41. skyrien

    November 25, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Good early attempt! Assuming that once we fix the sensor issues, within a year (or two), autonomous AI racing drones will be competing against each other, relegating humans to junior leagues. Then, things get interesting…

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