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These Nifty Drones Can Lock Together in Mid-Air to Form a Bigger, Stronger Robot
From ACM TechNews

These Nifty Drones Can Lock Together in Mid-Air to Form a Bigger, Stronger Robot

Researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo have developed drones that can assemble and dissemble in mid-air.

Robot Uses Fake Raspberry to Practice Picking Fruit
From ACM TechNews

Robot Uses Fake Raspberry to Practice Picking Fruit

Scientists engineered a robot that practiced raspberry-picking on a silicone raspberry mockup with an artificial stem to ensure it learned how to handle the fragile...
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