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Robot swarms: scientists work to harness the power of the insect world

The hive mentality is inspiring the latest advances in technology and the US military is already experimenting with swarms of robotic boats and aircrafts

Man takes to the skies in world-first pentacontakaitetracopter

YouTuber gasturbine101 flies in a 54-rotor homemade vehicle

Drone firing handgun appears in video

Home-made quadcopter capable of firing pistol at least four times while airborne posted on YouTube

South African Drone Laws Come Into Effect

This article was originally published by BussinessTech.   The South African drone regulations come into effect on Wednesday (1 July) and are among the most stringent in the world, thanks to the Ministry of Transport. While anybody above the age of 18 will be allowed to purchase a drone – with or without a licence – the regulations restrict the use of drones dramatically, according to SA law firm, Cliffe

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots’ pets

Humans will be taken care of like pets should robots take over because AI will want to preserve us as part of nature

The world’s first commercial jetpack will cost $150,000 next year

Jetpacks could fly out of science fiction and on to the streets carrying first responders and millionaires next year

The Origami Robot

At ICRA 2015 in Seattle yesterday, researchers from MIT demonstrated an untethered miniature origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims, and degrades. That’s the title of their paper, in fact, and they delivered on all of those promises: from a flat sheet with a magnet on it, their robot folds itself up in just a few seconds, is immediately ready to zip around on land or water driven by magnetic fields,

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SpaceX announces Hyperloop pod-race competition

Can you build a half-size, hypersonic passenger pod? If so, Elon Musk wants to hear from you