Archive: 15/12/2013

Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests

The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department-sponsored competition.

dateDec 15, 2013 in Robotics
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Agriculture the most promising market for drones

Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres (600 hectares).

dateDec 15, 2013 in Engineering
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