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Next-generation US drone equipped with 'death ray' laser

The next generation of military drones, unveiled by a leading US manufacturer, will not just carry a limited supply of rockets - but will likely be fitted with an ultra-light laser, capable of repeatedly destroying objects at the speed of light.

Dec 13th, 2012

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Social robotics and its sustainability

Robotics is now a highly articulated field with various types of robots already assisting numerous areas of human activity. Despite their increasing significance and relevance, the general public tends to think that robots still belong to the world of science fiction and research laboratories.

Dec 10th, 2012

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NSF robotics grant to develop smart skin applications

Imagine a human-like robot with skin and clothes embedded with sensors that could help machine accurately perceive the environment and better assist human owners. Such 'smart' robots are at the heart of a new $1.35 million National Science Foundation project.

Dec 7th, 2012

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