Gallery: UK Scientists Developing Autonomous Flying Honey Bee Robots!


Honey Bee Photo via Shutterstock

Scientists from the UK Universities of Sheffield and Sussex have been collaborating on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain. The project is designed to help us advance our understanding of Artificial Intelligence, and how animals think. The UK team will build models of the systems in the brain that govern a honey bee’s vision and sense of smell – and then they will use the information to create the first flying robot able to sense and act as autonomously as a bee.

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  1. Peter Brooks August 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Reverse engineer a blow flies power source and guidance system to marry technology with aircraft that use human excrement to power them and convert it to friable earth in bionic reactor.

  2. bthinker October 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Reminds me of Richie Richs’ Robo-Bee. Remote control insects worry me, spies, poison/virus injectors ect. First they make remote control Bees and Roaches in movies(richie, fifth element) now it’s a sad reality. What stops such small ignored contraptions from spying and assisination? Also is this in response to us extincting natural bees, we’d rather have millions of battery ones with further pollution to pollenate.

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