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From Terminator to Pollinator: Bees Go Robotic

Robotics engineers are buzzing about a machine with potentially transformative implications for agriculture, surveillance, and mapping: the "robobee." Researchers at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences plan to have the mechanized critters flapping though the air autonomously within the next three years, according to NPR. And if coaxing the machines into flight isn't enough of a challenge, the real innovation lies in getting the machines to mimic the collaborative behavior of a colony.
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Termite-Inspired Robots Erect Buildings Based on a Picture

Hobbies / Robotics : Singularity Hub (6 months ago)

A system of robots built by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering demonstrates that robots can build human-scale buildings working independ... Read Post

Robotic Bees Designed to Pollinate Crops Making Significant Strides

Hobbies / Robotics : Singularity Hub (3 weeks ago)

In Harvard researcher Robert Wood’s lab, a robot the size of a quarter lifts off the ground, its wings a blur. This micromachine, or RoboBee, is a marvel of modern robotics, able to hover and steer by independently flapping its wing... Read Post

Mobee Robot Bees to Patrol the Skies of Our Nightmares

Technology / Gadgets : technabob (3 years ago)

Robot bees are the real threat to humanity because they could potentially sting you dead and just fly off to find their next victim. If that happens you can thank the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) for the... Read Post

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