Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Robobee: The Future of Bee Stings

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

If you have ever wondered what the bee of the future would look like, here it is. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have spent the last seven years perfecting this robotic bee. For better honey? No. To help with the bee population? No. Simply to creature a futuristic bee that will sting us all when the inevitable robot uprising occurs.

robobee_robot_bees_1

Photo: Kevin Ma and Pakpong Chirarattananon

This is Robobee, a mechanical bee. This new video shows Robobee landing and perching sideways on a wall, just like a real bee does. That’s not all it does though. It can swim, fly, navigate obstacles, and hover.

The tiny robots weigh just 84 milligrams, nearly the same as a real living bee. They hope that this robot bee will be a good reconnaissance and communication drone, but in addition, they have hopes that it could one day be used as a robotic pollinator. You know, in case the real bees die off.

I don’t care what it does, I’m gonna swat it if I see it coming at me.

[National Science Foundation via Gizmodo]



Worx Axis Convertible Saw

Worx Axis Convertible Saw

Vokabulantis

Vokabulantis

Iceland Volcano Time-Lapse

Iceland Volcano Time-Lapse

Advertisement
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 MSRP Soars by Over $17,000

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 MSRP Soars by Over $17,000

Ford Performance Parts Warn Winch Available for All 2020+ Super Duty Trucks

Ford Performance Parts Warn Winch Available for All 2020+ Super Duty Trucks

Ford Announces 2021 Explorer Enthusiast ST and Two More Trims

Ford Announces 2021 Explorer Enthusiast ST and Two More Trims

Advertisement