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March 18th, 2013 at 11:10 am

Drone with terrifying claw for grabbing objects at high speed

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American military drones engaged in combat across the world are certainly scary most days.  But some days, swarms of little drones are scarier.  Then there are days where it’s drones with really high-resolution cameras.  Or maybe drones deployed by Homeland Security.

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Today, The Verge brings word of a novel kind of drone behavior, as freaky as the last. This unmanned aerial vehicle has a claw dangling beneath it designed — like an eagle talon — for snatching stuff at high speed. We’re talking “pickup velocities” of two to three meters per second, almost 10 feet per second!

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