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iRobot Founder Now Building Tiny Hovering Drone Spies | Danger Room | Wired.com

iRobot Founder Now Building Tiny Hovering Drone Spies | Danger Room | Wired.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Four years ago, iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner left the company she helped turn into a chief supplier of bomb-disposing military robots. Now today, her new company has unveiled its brand new teeny tiny flying ‘bots.
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Rise Of Robot Boats: How The Navy Might Hunt Sea Mines

LAS VEGAS: "Keeping the sailor out of the minefield," the Navy's new mantra for mine warfare, means sending the robots in.
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Walkera Ladybird nanocopter clone for $49 with RC! - DIY Drones

Walkera Ladybird nanocopter clone for $49 with RC! - DIY Drones | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
I love my Walkera Ladybird nanocopter, which costs $129 and is incredibly fun to fly. But now you can get a clone for just $49, complete with RC unit.
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How a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a $1,000 bet with U.S. government

How a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a $1,000 bet with U.S. government | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin managed to take control of a small drone by mimicking a signal sent to its GPS and giving it new commands, thus proving that anyone can hijack unmanned aircraft.
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US Needs Another 600 Humans to Fly Its Robot Planes

US Needs Another 600 Humans to Fly Its Robot Planes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Pentagon doesn't have nearly enough people to operate its growing fleet of flying robots. Right now, the US Air Force is short nearly 60...
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Forget the Helicopter, Drones Make Aerial Videos Attainable

Forget the Helicopter, Drones Make Aerial Videos Attainable | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The average episode of Top Gear runs around $1 million to produce. But those high-style, high-flying ? and incredibly expensive ?

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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As Drone Debate Rages, Police Move on to Million-Dollar Spy Planes | Threat Level | Wired.com

As Drone Debate Rages, Police Move on to Million-Dollar Spy Planes | Threat Level | Wired.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Drones? Who needs stinking drones when you have an all-seeing manned plane? That seems to be what Texas and other border states are thinking with multi-million dollar purchases of high-tech spy planes.
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Robot pack horse unveiled in US

Robot pack horse unveiled in US | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A robot pack horse has been unveiled at a Las Vegas show for drones, which are of growing interest to non-military businesses.
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Poverty to Prosperity

Poverty to Prosperity | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Imagine a world were we can drastically increase access to medicine, drastically reduce poverty and create access into new markets. We are at the dawn of a new roadless economy.
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Drone Economies (Panel Discussion)

Drone Economies (Panel Discussion) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
RT @stanfordlaw: Drone Economies panel discussion w/@StanfordCIS Director of Privacy and Robotics @RCalo, video: http://t.co/HQV0Rp9Q...
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Drones to play key part in surf safety

Drones to play key part in surf safety | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
FUTURISTIC technology normally used for military operations could soon be monitoring bathers and sharks off Australian beaches.
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Robot helicopters swoop in to help from the air | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 12.05.2012

Robot helicopters swoop in to help from the air | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 12.05.2012 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Unmanned mini-helicopters are increasingly being deployed in science, industry, during catastrophes and even for filming. They can help the police as a surveillance tool or save fawns from combine harvesters.
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