What’s Buzzing?

What’s Buzzing?

Every beekeeper knows that sound. And that sound can mean big trouble. If recognized early enough, a little smoke will confuse the bees and keep big trouble at bay. Tarry too long, and smoke will only irritate them more With European bees and a little smoke, a beekeeper has a few minutes before trouble gets out of control. With Africanized bees, it’s less than a […]

The Future of Flying Robots

The Future of Flying Robots

I’m inspired by the honeybee, flight, nature, agriculture and computing. What can a group of smart guys do with this same inspiration? At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming, in which swarms of robots map, reconstruct and analyze every plant and piece of fruit in an […]

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