Daniel Pack experiments with 'robot drones' that control themselves
Unmanned military aircraft that can think for themselves — robot drones — are a specialty of Dr. Daniel Pack, the newly appointed dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
"When these drones have to do an air-to-air fight with enemy drones, they're not going to wait for a human commander to tell them what to do," Pack said.
Pack also has experimented with drones a soldier could control on the battlefield using brain-wave sensors inside his helmet.
"As they think the commands, these machines will execute those commands," he said.
UTC Chancellor Steven Angle announced Pack's appointment on Tuesday.