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Robots to Fly Planes Where Humans Can't

Robots to Fly Planes Where Humans Can't

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 21, 2014) Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots' humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Virtual Meets Reality, Blurring Work and Play

Virtual Meets Reality, Blurring Work and Play

AP (Oct. 14, 2014) Augmented reality brings virtual monsters and heroes to life on city streets, even your own backyard. But A-R is moving beyond games as businesses are finding practical uses to solve real problems. (Oct. 14) Video provided by AP
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Soccer Fans Upset by Biometric 'intrusion'

Soccer Fans Upset by Biometric 'intrusion'

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 13, 2014) A new biometric palm scanning device introduced at a Hungarian soccer stadium can identify a person in just one second. The device, which was introduced to control ticket sales but has the potential to help curb violence in other European stadiums, has outraged fans who are boycotting some games. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair Helps Disabled Tame Tough Terrain

HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair Helps Disabled Tame Tough Terrain

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 13, 2014) Although they offer increased mobility to the disabled, most electric wheelchairs are only useful on flat, even, surfaces. The new HexHog - a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle devised by a Welsh engineer - is completely different, offering its users a unique off-road experience and an unprecedented degree of independence. Jim Drury saw it in action. Video provided by Reuters
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