Robotic hand can re-attach its own fingers

Sandia National Laboratories has built a robotic hand designed for disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that's so flexible it can even repair itself.

Video: Autonomous tank 'bot defuses IEDs

Mesa Robotics has built an autonomous tank that drives itself and automatically defuses Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).


'Laser pointer' detects IEDs

Scientists say they've developed a laser that can detect roadside bombs - the biggest killers of colaition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Liquid blade disables IEDs in Afghanistan

Researchers at Sandia National Labs have developed a "liquid blade" capable of disabling improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The device - which shoots a blade of water and penetrates even steel - is currently being shipped to US troops deployed in Afghanistan.