Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes
As much trouble as humanoid robots are to build and control, we keep on trying to make it work because it's easiest to operate in a human environment if you can do the same things that a human can. There are some good arguments for why it makes a lot more sense to modify our environments to better suit robots, but the fact is, if you can pull it off, humanoid is still the best way to go.
Even for flying airplanes.
If this sounds crazy to you, it sounded crazy to us too, until we saw it basically working at an IROS presentation.