AeroVironment's nano-UAVs, which includes one that looks and flies like a real hummingbird and could be used for spying in buildings.

AeroVironment’s nano-UAVs include one that looks and flies like a real hummingbird and could be used for spying in buildings. The drone is still in the research stage.
This year’s Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International show attracted more than 6,000 visitors — well above what organizers expected. But perhaps more striking than the number of visitors was the diversity of military and civilian robots and drones on display.

Once it was considered a niche market, but the demand for unmanned aircraft and robots has boomed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The military in recent years has deployed thousands of bomb-clearing robots and unmanned aircraft of every shape and size, and law enforcement agencies are also buying up some of the technologies…

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