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When this finally kits the market in a few years, sign me up. Can't imagine 24 hrs of not being paranoid about the kids rolling in the lawn.



After studying tick infestations for 20 years, Holly Gaff scoffed at the idea of using robots to kill the blood-sucking, disease-causing pests.

But that was before she got her hands on one.

Gaff recently finished the first round of experiments on technology developed by a team of Virginia Military Institute engineers. The results surprised her as much as it did those who designed it. The robot killed 75 percent of ticks during the least effective trial at a wildlife preserve trail in Portsmouth. On the rest, it completely wiped out the population — all without spraying dangerous chemicals....


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