Robot kills tick populations with ease

07/14/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A robot developed by engineers at the Virginia Military Institute has proved 75% to 100% effective in wiping out tick populations in trials at a wildlife preserve, according to this article. The robot sprays carbon dioxide into a particular area, which then attracts all the ticks to it. Sensors then help the robot move along, dragging a piece of poison-infused denim which the ticks latch on to.

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