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Weighing in at less than 7 pounds, the man-portable HERO-30 Short-Range Loitering System from Israel’s UVision (in partnership with Raytheon) is a new kind of robotic weapon—a loitering munition designed for use by infantry against individual human opponents. Azeri Defence reports that the system has a top speed of over 100mph, a 40km range and can loiter for 30 minutes. It can change its mission and abort an attack in mid-air.

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The Black Hornet robotic helicopter is the size and weight of a parakeet, shoots live video day or night, can stay aloft for 25 minutes and has a top speed of 13 mph. Tested in 2016 and 2017 by Special Forces units, this tiny robotic spy in the sky may be more broadly issued to troops in the field.

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The Xponential 2018 national conference was held April 30 to May 3rd by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

In this gallery, you will find over 400 captioned photos of the most advanced robots and their allied support systems, on the planet.

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Microsoft recently placed a data center deep in the Scottish sea to test cooling the system with ocean water. The project is named Natick. It is not the first such test; previously, in 2015, Microsoft tested a submerged data center off the California coast for 5 months.

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In Vegas, nearly 50,000 workers serve meals, deserts and treats to gamblers, tourists and corporate bash attendees. Last week, the Culinary Workers Union voted to go on strike after June 1st, when contracts expire at 34 casino resorts.

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