How Harvard's Robobee nanodrone project is using the learning from real bees to improve the technology. Flexible wings that can handle collisions don't require as advanced sense-and-avoid skills.
In this world scale is everything, now all I have to do is figure out how to stuff in a 3D vision system, a 4K camera, a few thousand Pascal GPUs and a tiny battery or maybe better still SNAP generator.
Can't wait till the FAA starts trying to regulate bee sized drones.
According to Nature's article about small drones, bees also use their compound-eyes called ocellis to get sereophotogrammteric optic flow.
That is such an interesting topic, altough i personally think lidars will know more success, since contrary to insects our drones' brains will have the capability to process such accurate and important data.
Interesting future, no doubt. Really interesting are those that see and then attempt to solve the puzzles of nature.
@Gary. Ironically once we have safe to use bee sized drones with the capabilities you mention, it is also the moment the current privacy fears become a real problem.
@ John, I really think that ship has already sailed.
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