Lots of science fiction set in the near-future uses robotics as scenery, if not the focus of the plot. Robotics is a field continually surprising us with innovations. New opportunities are discovered and old ideas are .
Military robot deploys to lure ticks to their doom This rover could patrol your yard, coaxing ticks onto fabric laced with insecticide. Early tests have shown it's very effective
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