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The Harvard Microrobotics Lab has been working on its Micro Air Vehicles Project since early 2009. Borrowing from the biomechanics and social organization of bees, the team of researchers is undergoing the creation of tiny winged robots to fly from flower to flower, immune to the toxins dripping from petals, to spread pollen. They even believe that they will soon be able to program the robobees to live in an artificial hive, coordinate algorithms and communicate amongst themselves about methods of pollination and location of particular crops.
Originally posted by rickymouse
Bees do that for nothing. Why would anyone want to buy an expensive mechanical bee Do these mechanical bees make honey I'll stick to bee husbandry along with getting rid of dangerous chemicals and genetics that hurts the bees.
Bees aren't the only creatures capable of carrying pollen
the creation of tiny winged robots to fly from flower to flower, immune to the toxins dripping from petals,