Watch: Pibot, a robotic pilot to fly planes that were designed to be operated by humans

In South Korea, researchers are developing a robotic pilot that could one day replace humans in the cockpit.

Unlike drones and autopilot programs configured for specific aircraft, the humanoid design of "Pibot" robots would allow them to fly any type of plane. The project is based at South Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, reports Ben Gruber for Reuters.

More videos of the Pibot in action, below. We're a long way off from these bots passing government standards review required to fly actual aircraft, but the proof of concept is pretty cool.