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Robot Takes Muscular Approach to Defusing Bombs

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August 9, 2012
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A team of Colombian students is developing a bomb deactivating robot that responds to human muscle movement. Using sensors and wireless technology, the students say their robot, called Prometheus, will bring a new level of precision to the delicate task of disarming explosives.


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