Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen maintain this blog on the theory and development of artificial moral agents and computational ethics, topics covered in their OUP 2009 book...
Sunday, April 4, 2010
X-37B Autonomous Orbital Test Vehicle
Huffington Post is reporting that the Air Force this month plans to launch the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The X-37B is a small reusable vehicle that is launched by conventional rocket. The exact mission details are sketchy, but include testing of guidance, navigation, control, thermal protection and autonomous operation in orbit, re-entry and landing.