I know this isn't news, but please indulge me a moment of pride in the APM dev teams. They have built the world's first "universal autopilot". The same hardware can fly all of the above--every kind of airplane, multicopter and helicopter, along with hardware-in-the-loop simulations--with one click to load new firmware in the Mission Planner. That's just amazing.
And if you want it to autonomously control a rover or boat, that's just a few more clicks.
As far as I know, this has never been done before. Congrats to the whole APM dev team!
(And they're just getting started. You'll be blown away by what's coming...)