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Meet Piccolissimo: The World's Smallest Self-powered Controllable Flying Vehicle

Technology tends to move toward the bigger and better, cramming more and more features into a given product. But sometimes, less is more. Robots are often called on to do the jobs that are too dirty or dangerous for humans, such as examining the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after it experienced multiple meltdowns in the wake of a tsunami. The most advanced robots, however, were stymied by the same problems as their human counterparts; the massive amounts of radiation inside would make it a one-way trip. Smaller, simpler robots are now being developed with such applications in mind.”

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