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Project Originally Funded By DARPA Seeks To Replace Bees With Tiny, Winged Robots

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 Ukshep    25,452

Project Originally Funded By DARPA Seeks To Replace Bees With Tiny, Winged Robots

Researchers at Harvard and the University of Washington are building tiny robotic insects with the intention of replacing endangered bee populations. The police and military have also planned to use them for “data gathering”.

Researchers at Harvard and the University of Washington are building tiny robotic insects with the intention of replacing endangered bee populations. The police and military have also planned to use them for “data gathering”.

Following the news that the honeybee is now officially an endangered species as “colony collapse disorder” accelerates, it seems that a Harvard research team has the solution – robotic honeybees. Instead of attempting to save the bees by reducing the use of pesticides or revising safety standards for cell phone radiation, the focus has shifted to replacing the bees altogether. Harvard University researchers, led by engineering professor Robert Wood have been tweaking “RoboBees” since their initial introduction in 2009. The bee-sized robots made of titanium and plastic represent a breakthrough in the field of micro-aerial vehicles. The size of the components needed to create flying robots were previously too heavy to make a such a small structure lightweight enough to achieve flight. Current models weigh only 80 mg and have been fitted with sensors that detect light and wind velocity.

Researchers claim that the bees could artificially pollinate entire fields of crops and will soon be able to be programmed to live in an artificial hive, coordinate algorithms and communicate among themselves about methods of pollination and the locations of particular crops. In addition, RoboBees have been suggested for other uses including searching disaster sites for survivors, monitoring traffic, and “military and police applications.” These applications could include using RoboBees to “scout for insurgents” on battlefields abroad or allowing police and SWAT teams to use the micro-robots to gather footage inside buildings.

http://www.trueactivist.com/project-originally-funded-by-darpa-seeks-to-replace-bees-with-tiny-winged-robots/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TrueActivist+(True+Activist)

I am not one to buy into this whole robot bee idea, I am more inclined to think some kind of monsanto patented bee shit will occur. and if it pollinates a crop they take ownership or some crap like that. It is how they work after all. Is it not?

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 Cinnamon    28,921

The world has gone mad. Completely. Utterly. Mad. And yes, there is a way to declare ownership by using their robobees, I'm sure, might even be inside the TPP for all we know, since parts of that are still secret. 

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