October 11, 2012

Robotic Honeybee in Development

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With the assistance of NVIDIA GPUs, the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex in the UK are trying to create the first autonomous honeybee. The $1.6 million Green Brain project is attempting to make up for the decline of the honey makers. The team is trying to build models of brain systems that govern the insect's vision and sense of smell. And because it is small, the bee brain can be place in small flying vehicles. If successful it will be able to identify certain flowers or be used in mechanical pollination.

Via University of Sussex

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 11, 2012 11:41 AM
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