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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


Inside the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone

Two journalists head into the exclusion zone surrounding Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Here's what they saw.

By April 10, 2011


Japan reels from earthquake, nuclear crisis (roundup)

A magnitude 9.0 quake and aftershocks bring devastation to Japan, send tsunamis racing across the Pacific, and pose a grave danger to several nuclear power plants.

By April 11, 2011


Top Gun 2: The need for more speed

Kick the tires and light the fires, Mav! Top Gun 2 improves on the original in almost every way, with prettier graphics, more jets, and cooler weapons.

By August 20, 2010