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Biobots Borrow Design from Millions of Years of Evolution

When designing our future robot overlords, scientists are borrowing ideas that have withstood the test of time over millions of years of evolution (or seven days of creation, depending on your point of view). This video from New Scientist shows how animals are inspiring robotics design, as evidenced by these robotic… » 11/20/07 9:24am 11/20/07 9:24am

Metal Storm Robot Weapon Fills the Air With Lead, Shooting Anything That Moves

Here's a fearsome weapon from Australia that's not brand new but is now being considered for deployment by the US military: a kick-ass machine gun called Metal Storm. It's an Area Denial Weapon System (ADWS) that literally fills the air with lead without the need of a human operator. » 2/14/07 11:19am 2/14/07 11:19am