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A robot to pollinate flowers

A robot to pollinate flowers

It is a little ingenuity; it is an example of how engineers can learn from nature to create the next generation of robots, a Harvard University publication noted last year. The robot, then called RoboBee (robot-bee), weighs about one hundred grams, is capable of perching on surfaces such as glass, wood or leaves and soar, according to a study published by Science.

Recently the Warsaw Polytechnic University, Poland reports that it has created two types of pollinator drones, B-Droid. robot that works like a bee, one flying and the other terrestrial, both armed with a kind of feather duster that they impregnate with the pollen that they then distribute among other flowers.

Flying robots can be used to reconnoitre the scene of a natural disaster or detect dangerous chemicals, but flying requires a lot of energy and smaller "drones" quickly run out of battery. Therefore, being able to perch considerably reduces the amount of energy and increases the autonomy of work.

The Warsaw Polytechnic, Poland has created two types of pollinator drones, B-Droid. robot that works like a bee, one flying and the other terrestrial, both armed with a kind of feather duster that they impregnate with the pollen that they then distribute among other flowers.

Scientists at the Warsaw Polytechnic University have created a robotic bee designed to pollinate artificially, it is a miniaturized drone capable of finding a flower, collecting its pollen, and carefully transferring it from the male to the female flower to fertilize it.

This robotic insect has already been tested successfully in the field and its ability to pollinate is offered as a "hopeful alternative" to cope with the steady decline in the world's bee population, said its creator, engineer Rafal Dalewski. "Last summer we did the test and we already have the first seed obtained through this artificial pollination, so it is demonstrated that our robot can do almost the same as real bees", explains Dalewski.

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