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Blade Runner

Author(s):
Gordon Strickert (DLR), 
Company: DLR, Germany
Published: dSPACE Magazine 1/2011, May 2011

In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a science fiction story by Philip K. Dick and later the action film Blade Runner, a central question is whether autonomous, high-tech machines are capable of dreaming. If they are, what do the German Aerospace Center’s unmanned research aircraft ARTIS and Prometheus dream of? They dream of their experimental flight environment, of possible missions and, even more exciting, of missions yet impossible.



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