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Special Operations Gets Hummingbird UAV

Special Operations Gets Hummingbird UAV

The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is in the process of deploying its first Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The new UAV, developed by Boeing in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) looks like ...

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Coast Guard New UAVs

Coast Guard New UAVs

After scrapping plans for its own vertical liftoff unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) last year, the United States Coast Guard is now making plans to use or adapt Navy, Customs, and Border Patrol UAVs for its own needs. The goal is ...

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Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL, one of the two Ecoles Polytechniques Federales in Switzerland, have developed a grasshopper-inspired jumping robot. The team unveiled the new robot at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, which ...

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Air-Ray Ballonet

Air-Ray Ballonet

Inspired by the Manta ray, the largest known specimen of the ray family, the German firm “Festo” created the “Air ray” – a remote-controlled ballonet filled with helium and constructed with a flapping-wing drive mechanism, which allows it to “swim” ...

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Talking Mirror

Talking Mirror

‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall, please go open up the door.’ Think you have seen it all? How about a mirror with a talking avatar that pops-up to notify you each time something happens around the house? When a delivery ...

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