Mary 'Missy' Cummings, Professor at MIT, discusses fighter pilots and the power of drones with WIRED's Chris Anderson."
Chris Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade” (2009). Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years, and prior to that spent six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.
Mary "Missy" Cummings
Mary "Missy" Cummings is an associate professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. In 2004 she founded the Humans and Automation Lab (HAL), devoted to researching and improving the interaction between humans and complex autonomous systems. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Cummings spent a decade in the military, becoming one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots. After earning a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, she joined MIT, where, among other things, she's working to design better supervisory control systems for autonomous aircraft. In addition to teaching in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, Cummings also holds appointments in MIT's Engineering Systems Division and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.