Libyan rebels use Waterloo-built robot against Gadhafi

Unarmed drone scouts enemy forces

A drone created by University of Waterloo graduates is being used in the fight against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The robot, called the Aeryon Scout, flies up to 500 metres off the ground to take pictures and stream video. Rebel forces use the drone to find Gadhafi forces without risking human life. The battery-powered unarmed drone is worth about $100,000 and fits in a suitcase-sized case.

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