Harvard MIT RoboBee Perching

This robotic bee uses static electricity to stick to surfaces

By on May 20, 2016 at 6:50 PM.

This robotic bee uses static electricity to stick to surfaces

Remember the MIT’s RoboBee? The initiative kicked off a couple of years ago, aiming to fix a major problem that we currently have: the bee population is slowly dying, and without bees, we’re pretty much doomed. Last fall we learned that researchers from Harvard created an insect-size robot that can both fly and swim. And now we hear that MIT and Harvard researchers have partnered up to create a RoboBee that can perch. More →

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Harvard RoboBees Robots Development

Yes, we want to replace bees with tiny flower-loving robots

By on July 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Yes, we want to replace bees with tiny flower-loving robots

Honeybees are very important to humans, sustaining Earth’s dominant species with help of their unique ability to pollinate plants. However, humans are not equally helpful to bees, as bees are dying at unprecedented rates thanks to a colony collapse disorder (CCD) that’s apparently so dangerous, even the White House wants it fixed. While some scientists are trying to figure out how to prevent bees from dying, others are thinking about how to replace them with tiny robots that will be able to take their jobs one day, Business Insider reports. More →

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