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T-Hawk MAV, helicopter drones join Japan effort

The robot response to the Fukushima crisis becomes increasingly multinational as France and the U.S. send more machines to Japan.

By April 6, 2011


MIT MAV jockeys: We don't need no stinkin' GPS

Researchers devise a way for Micro Air Vehicles to fly in GPS-denied areas without getting lost or crashing.

By November 3, 2009


Hummingbird bot could track crooks, explore Mars

Researchers at Japan's Chiba University have unveiled an MAV modeled on a hummingbird. Designed for rescue, it flaps its wings 30 times per second.

By December 29, 2009


Researchers build robot bird that can land on your hand

The U.S. Air Force has funded a research project that attempts to determine how to build small flying robots that can have high degrees of avian-like control.

By May 4, 2012


C-Max: Don't use that M-word

Automotive News reports on Ford's efforts to keep its C-Max model from being labeled a minivan when it gets imported to the U.S.

By September 21, 2009


Machines clear rubble as Japan ranks crisis with Chernobyl

A month after the historic quake in Japan, robots and remote-controlled vehicles are getting to work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

By April 11, 2011


PackBots record video inside Fukushima reactor

iRobot PackBots are working their way through the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and recording the first look inside.

By April 21, 2011


A month after quake, Tokyo is a city of shadows

Continuing aftershocks, darkened shopfronts, and the radiation threat make life in the metropolis a dizzying experience.

By April 13, 2011


French micro plane fast forwards to hover

High-concept MAV takes off with fixed wings and counter-rotating propellers, allowing it to operate with high aerodynamic efficiency--even in adverse conditions, according to its creator.

By October 17, 2009


Robo-copter can navigate inside your home

Small flying robot called the Pelican can navigate the interiors of buildings autonomously, proving it can outperform military technology.

By August 14, 2009