Grief leads father to create bomb-defusing robot

July 6, 2008 By MARK JEWELL , Associated Press Writer
Grief leads father to create bomb-defusing robot (AP)
Black-I Robotics founder Brian Hart, whose son was killed during an ambush in Iraq in 2003, poses in Tyngsborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 with a six-wheel cost-effective robot that his company designed to protect troops and perform certain risky missions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(AP) -- The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

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