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pilot

noun A study that is shorter in duration with a smaller cohort, which is used to test a theory, design, process or product, before committing resources to a full fledged study. Also called feasibility study, pilot experiment, pilot study, “quick and dirty study”.
 
verb To try or test drive a thing or process, as in to pilot GP commissioning.
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Al Rissi said they have launched the awareness campaign on different platforms - including social media and workshops- to educate the public on rules regulating the use of the pilotless rotorcrafts to ensure people's safety and privacy.
A pilotless plane must also be able to act autonomously in an emergency.
On this episode, we unpackage the likelihood of a shift to pilotless aircraft, how it might be introduced, and what might incentivise people to fly on a pilotless aircraft.
The UBS analysts said the transition to pilotless planes is likely to happen over many years.
Pilotless flight was also on the cards, he said, playing down safety fears.
The other question is whether people will be willing to fly in a pilotless aircraft, and that seems like a big leap.
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Summary: A security official in Khurmatoo says a pilotless spy plane belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran crashed within the borders of Khurmatoo town, some 75 kilometers south of Kirkuk.
But they soon lost sight of the drone and later in the night, four other pilotless aircraft were spotted at several Paris landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde and the Montparnasse tower, the tallest skyscraper in the French capital.
"The pilotless aircraft targetted five civilians, who were busing working at a construction site in the area," he said, adding the poor labourers had no links with any militant group.
An Israeli pilotless drone also flew over the localities of Bint Jbeil and Marje'youn.
Ben Emmerson told reporters in Geneva that in 2013 Washington slashed its controversial use of the pilotless planes in Pakistan.