The tick rover drags an insecticide-laced cloth behind it (Photo: VMI Photos by John Robertson IV)
The rover follows a set of tubes on a specific area which help attract ticks with carbon-dioxide (Photo: VMI Photos by John Robertson IV)
It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means the bugs are out – specifically, ticks. In light of the ensuing infestation, otherwise known as the annual repopulation, three professors at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) have crossed the business of pest control with the world of robotics by last month testing their robotic "tick rover" to determine its efficiency at removing the blood suckers from the yard.
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