Robot bees could be the future of pollination

The disappearance of bees would be a catastrophe for planet Earth. Robot bees are the hope to guarantee the pollination process.

Bees and other pollinating animals are among the species most threatened by the incidence of human beings on the natural environment. Pollination is essential for the viability of the production and reproduction cycle of most wild crops and plants, and acts as one of the main indicators of the health of local ecosystems.

This natural gear has been severely affected by light pollution and water pollution, as well as by the use of chemical pesticides on crop fields. In addition to the action of the human being, the proliferation of invasive insects disrupts the habitat of bees and poses a great threat to their survival by limiting the available nutrients.

On May 20, International Bees Day is celebrated to raise awareness and claim the importance of bees in order to preserve the health of ecosystems and biodiversity. On this date the birth of Anton Janša, a great pioneer of modern beekeeping, is commemorated in the 18th century Slovenia.

Autonomous robots to pollinate

The disappearance of bees could have dramatic consequences for crops and could lead to the extinction of a very high percentage of herbaceous plants. Large companies and scientific research have been working for years on the development of possible solutions to apply technology to this problem for the future of planet Earth.

Walmart, the great American commercial corporation, has filed a patent that could revolutionize the future of agriculture: autonomous robot bees. These devices would act as pollination drones and could replicate the tasks of moving pollen from flower to flower.

Robot bees are designed with a built-in sensor and camera system that would allow them to navigate autonomously between crops, locate flowers, and complete the pollination process.

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