“RoboBee” – Bee-size Robot developed

Harvard University researchers have successfully taken first flight of bee sized robot named asRoboBee’- which is less than tenth of gram in weight.

Objective of development:

  • Able to sense and act like a bee which is helpful for insect flight study.
  • Encourage unique methods for designing and building an electronic surrogate nervous system which enhances adaptability to changing environments.
  • Develop independent pollination in flower husbandry.

Team Members:

  • Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Harvard and North-eastern University’s Department of Biology
  • Centeye, a microelectronics firm in Washington, D.C.
  • Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

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Categories: International Current Affairs 2017Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017

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