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posted in September 2012
Robotic Tuna Inspects Oil Tankers (& Sea Chests?)
9/26/2012  14 comments
The latest underwater unmanned vehicle being developed for the Department of Homeland Security navigates oily waters and cramped spaces.
UAVs to Get Robot Arms & Hands
9/24/2012  8 comments
Researchers at Drexel University are studying how to add robotic hands and arms to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can be used in flight without crashing.
Video: Flexible Robot Hands Get Cheaper
9/21/2012  12 comments
Sandia National Laboratories has created a low-cost, highly dexterous robotic hand to help soldiers disarm IEDs.
First Nanocomposite Manned Boat Will Fight Pirates
Engineering Materials 
9/17/2012  9 comments
The first manned boat made primarily of nanomaterials has an extended range three times that of similar-sized vessels.
Slideshow: 3D Printing Will Go to Mars
Engineering Materials 
9/13/2012  29 comments
It turns out that 3D printing techniques are perfect for use in space, but additive manufacturing isn't just for astronauts.
Video: You Can Teach a Robotic Mule New Tricks
9/13/2012  11 comments
The DoD’s robotic pack mule can now play follow the leader and walk backward for a considerable distance over rough terrain, bringing the robot closer to serving as a sophisticated mechanical companion for US soldiers in the field.
Video: Robot Security Camera Patrols RNC
9/11/2012  16 comments
A remote-controlled Roomba-like robot with a wide-angle camera for inspecting under cars helped the Republican National Convention's security detail look for bombs.
Autonomous UAVs Fly in Swarms
9/7/2012  16 comments
Boeing and Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated the ability of autonomous UAVs to fly in a swarm without a ground control station.
Video: Silicone Robot Mimics Surroundings
9/5/2012  18 comments
Low-cost silicone robots that walk, change color to match their surroundings, and light up in the dark may soon be helping first responders and the military.

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