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World's Smallest Autopilot to Heighten UAV Disaster Response

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September 30, 2013
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Dutch-based engineers have created what they says is the world's smallest auto-pilot attachment for unmanned aerial vehicles, a technology that will greatly expand their value in firefighting, building reconnaissance, and search-and-rescue missions. It's called the Lisa/S autopilot and it's about the size of a postage stamp. Jim Drury reports.


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Harvard Engineers Build Flying Robot 'Bee'

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Teen Crews Linked to 40 Percent of NYC Shootings

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AP (May 1, 2014) — There are more than 300 of them in New York _ violent crews of dozens of 12- to 20-year-olds linked to 40 percent of the shootings in the city. Police say most of that violence stems from the smallest of slights, including disses on social media. (May 1) Video provided by AP
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Robot Action Connected to Human Thought

Robot Action Connected to Human Thought

AP (May 30, 2013) — An international team of scientists is working to connect human thought patterns to robotic actions. Controlled humanoids present a new world of mobility for some and a disaster clean-up tool for others.
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