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BrambleBee: An autonomous robot to pollinate bramble plants

Natural pollinators, particularly honey bees, are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. This poses serious risks for agriculture, the economy, and the sustenance of humans and animals. Bees are the primary pollinators of a vast variety of crops, so their disappearance could compromise the work of food producers, ultimately reducing the amount of food available on the market.  Researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) have recently developed an autonomous robot inspired by bees, which can pollinate bramble plants within a greenhouse environment.  Read more...



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