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A Printable Drone

A Printable Drone

With computer-aided design and a 3-D laser printer, researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom were able, in a matter of days, to design, build, and fly an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV), the Southampton University Laser Sintered...

Shape-Shifting Robots

Shape-Shifting Robots

Humans are made of cells. Robots are made of parts. Our ability to sense and react to our environments, to truly feel both the things we touch and our own physical movements is part of what separates us from machines....

Robots Down on the Farm

Robots Down on the Farm

A European program sees robot field workers as a way for speedier, more environmentally friendly crop tending and harvesting.

Dark Day For Drones

Dark Day For Drones

Keystroke logging malware has infected the U.S. Air Force’s Predator and Reaper drones according to a report in Wired’s ‘Danger Room’ blog. The malicious software—which was discovered two weeks ago by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Host-Based Security System–has been...

iRobot Receives $11 Million in New Orders from U.S. Army

iRobot Receives $11 Million in New Orders from U.S. Army

iRobot Corp. has received an $11 million order from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan for 70 of the company’s model 310 SUGV robots and spares kits. The order is the first under a new two-year requirements contract,...