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7/16/2015
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Cockroach Robot veloci-roach

VelociRoach is a small, crawling robot inspired by the maneuverability of the cockroach.
The team studied how the animal can move so well. Members built a lab model using laser cutters to cut and assemble paper into pieces that mimic blades of grass. They also outfitted “veloci-roach” with a saucer-shaped back plate so it could turn on its side and use its legs to squeeze through spaces.

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Drone Postal Deliveries Begin in Switzerland

Switzerland's postal service said Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.

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