American researchers are working on the problem of creating artificial bees for pollination – in the country the population with real bees reduces with a catastrophic speed.
This problem affects not only the United States but also many other countries around the world – the bees die with a breacking speed, and already are on the edge of the so-called „collapse of bee colonies“, after which their reproduction may become impossible.
One of the key players in solving this problem is a team of Harvard University. Scientists presented the first successful model of flying robo-insect a year ago, and are currently working on „a larger version, which can carry a battery, electronics, and other components necessary for autonomous flight,“ says the team leader Kevin Ma.
„They will be able to fly from flower to flower, carrying pollen,“ says Ma. „They will not collect nectar like real bees – will only carry pollen.“