Street Tech pal J. Wolfgang Goerlich has a little piece on GoRobotics about some students at Virginia Military Institute who came up with a novel way of destroying ticks. A robotic rover (made from a hacked R/C monster truck toy) drives around dragging a “skirt” behind it that’s been treated with a pesticide. The ticks hop onto the skirt and are exposed to the deadly chemical, killing them without having to expose the entire area to the harmful chems. As Mr. Spock might say: “Fascinating.”
Wired also has a piece on the project.