Rotor Fall R22 Autonomous Flight Test Campaign 2023
Rotor Technologies, Inc. (Rotor) is a developer of autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. In Fall 2023, Rotor completed the first autonomous helicopter flight campaign of a full-scale civilian helicopter. The campaign used two Rotor R220Y autonomous helicopters. The R220Y is an experimental platform based on the popular Robinson R22 two-seat helicopter, with seats, pilot controls, and instrument panel removed and all functions of the helicopter automated.