Darpa wants to equip its helicopter pilots with augmented reality helmets. The announced project will use artificial intelligence to analyze the situation in real time and assist the pilot with common tasks or unexpected events.
The pilots of theseAssault aircraft must fly by sight and by instruments simultaneously, in close proximity to enemy buildings, terrain, people and systems. They must integrate a multitude of information at the same time, which generates a significant cognitive cost, so much so that they can miss warning signals.
An AI in an augmented reality headset
According to Erin Cherry, project manager at Northrop Grumman, the goal of AI is “ to teach new tasks, recognize and reduce errors, improve task execution time and, above all, avoid catastrophic events “. Concretely, the program will use aaugmented so that the AI can display graphical or textual information in a useful way to .
The helmet will also containso that the AI can analyze both the instruments of than the terrain around, know what the pilot perceives and knows, and attract his attention or provide additional information. It should thus be able to simplify the pilot’s work and help him develop new skills.