Urban Aeronautics is collaborating with Neurobotx to train CityHawk eVTOL “in Cognitive Metaverse”, reports a press release. Neurobotx is a Boeing-backed company led by neuroscientist Dr. Diana Deca aimed at building the cognitive metaverse for air taxi and eVTOL companies.

The release states, “Neurobotx collaborates with different aviation companies to combine state-of-the-art simulation, haptics, digital marketing, PR, business development, synthetic data and deep learning to help expedite and optimise go-to-market and investment opportunities for their eVTOL clients.”

And goes on, “Through this partnership, Urban Aeronautics and Neurobotx are collaborating to visualise and simulate CityHawk for new and existing use cases, industry stakeholders and VC partners.”

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The CityHawk is the first hydrogen-powered aircraft to be both wingless and silent. Its compact exterior and fully-enclosed Fancraft rotor system gives it “a minimal noise-print, making it an aircraft that fits the city.”

Through this partnership, a virtual CityHawk model will become accessible to millions of gamers, aviation enthusiasts, investors, clients and regulators within a Metapilot platform, allowing gamers and/or future pilots the ability to fly the CityHawk through a simulation around a city.

Haran Ben-Eliahou, Vice President of Business Development at Urban Aeronautics, commented, “We are excited to have the Neurobotx team behind us as they provide a full stack of services that gives Urban Aeronautics the opportunity to bring the CityHawk to millions of users and generate valuable IP data.”

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He continued, “Not only will their customised demo showcase the capabilities of the craft as a flying ambulance and air taxi, but all the data generated through Metapilot will also be used for future training in our AI simulator.”

Dr. Deca added, ”City Hawk is one of the latest eVTOL models we’ve added to our Metapilot platform. We are very selective with the models we bring into our partnership program. Metapilot is designed to become a fully immersive XR experience, with a neuromorphic backend, based on my own research looking at the brain’s response to VR.” 

Dr Diana Deca

The release states, “By being the first silent and wingless airtaxi, CityHawk now has an extraordinary advantage, by also having its own in house AI simulator and a large dataset of training data along with a major partner for business development and regulatory approval in neurobotx.” 

Dr Deca concludes, “We will leverage our network among our partners such as Boeing and NASA, to speed up the mass adoption and scaling of Urban Aeronautics.”

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