Robot Added to the War on Ticks

Engineers at Virginia Military Institute build a "Tick Rover" to sweep up the problem insects.
1:23 | 07/17/13

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It is our. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It emulates an animal that brings Hungary takes running. Only -- be swept up as the rover makes pass after pass over affected areas using -- behavior. And injuring a solution to that behavior. To solve that particular problem that was the real challenge. To do that a carbon dioxide releasing two of his laid out which the rover follows at a pace that convinces ticks this robot is actually an animal when -- -- carbon dioxide. They cents a blood meal is nearby and they ride and you can actually see them -- on to this too. And then run along searching for where that live animal list of tests that astounded leading entomologists as well. Results that have the engineers involved quite excited. It's -- carbon dioxide it's something moving it's something that's very easy to -- cling to and those are the kinds of behaviors that we needs more -- and -- you can successfully.

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