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Why Do Cops Need Weaponized Drones?

Bill 1328 just passed, making North Dakota the first state in the US to legalize police use of drones equipped with rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers and more. The police, however, say they'll only use the drones for search and rescue missions and to photograph crimes scenes. So, remind us again, why do we need weaponized drones?
Health & Sports

Robotically-Steered Needles May Improve Diagnostic Procedures

A major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or sensitive tissues and can re-orient the path of the needle in real time as you insert the needle.
Health & Sports

Meet the Humanoid Robot Reducing Football Concussions

Dartmouth football is using the autonomous Mobile Virtual Player during practice to reduce injuries and simulate realistic game scenarios.
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A Cyclist’s Encounter with an Indecisive Google Self-Driving Car

A bicyclist recently had a two-minute standoff with a Google self-driving car at a four-way stop in Austin, Texas. So what happened? We explain.

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11 Principles of Animation Bring Jibo to Life

Jibo’s design team borrowed from the classic principles of animation to bring the family robot to life. Here's how Jibo applies those principles.
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Why Do Cops Need Weaponized Drones?
Bill 1328 just passed, making North Dakota the first state in the US...

A Cyclist’s Encounter with an Indecisive Google Self-Driving Car
A bicyclist recently had a two-minute standoff with a Google self-driving car...

Like It or Not, Drone Licensing Is Coming
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