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AE Podcast Ep. #10 – Kitty Hawk Roboticist Dr Mark Cutler on UAVs, Machine Learning and Personalised Flying

  • 1.  AE Podcast Ep. #10 – Kitty Hawk Roboticist Dr Mark Cutler on UAVs, Machine Learning and Personalised Flying

    Posted 05-09-2018 17:02
    Edited by Cj James 05-09-2018 17:08
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    Check out Rainer's latest conversation with Kitty Hawk roboticist Dr. Mark Cutler on his research on rotorcraft at MIT, machine learning for autonomous flying, and the future of everyday personal aviation.

    Dr. Mark Cutler has a Ph.D. in Robotics and Autonomous Systems from MIT. He has researched multiple aspects of UAV technology-from designing and building his own novel quadrotor for aerobatic flight to developing machine learning algorithms for autonomous systems. Mark is currently working for the California-based startup Kitty Hawk backed by Google founder Larry Page.

    At Kitty Hawk, Mark is applying his expertise in rotorcraft to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight. Kitty Hawk is currently designing, testing and building all-electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles for work and play. Their first product, the Cora, is an air taxi that could one day bring us an UBER-like service for the sky, and Kitty Hawk is currently in the first stages of testing the Cora in New Zealand. In this episode of the Aerospace Engineering Podcast, Mark and Rainer talk about:

    • his diverse background in UAV's
    • the explosion of hobbyist rotorcraft
    • the promises of machine learning for autonomous flight
    • and the future of personalized flying


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