Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees

Helpful corporate behemoth Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robot bees called pollination drones, which can help to pollinate crops.

Now that several types of bees and bumblebees are sadly on the endangered-species list, it's time for humans to do their part to make sure plants still get pollinated.

It looks like Walmart wants to help. On March 8, the company filed a patent for autonomous robot bees called pollination drones, which can help to pollinate crops.

Walmart's bee drone patent looks the most promising. While these bee drones can pollinate like real bees, they are also equipped with tiny cameras to help detect and spot the locations of the crops that actually need pollinating. Sensors on the drones assure that successful pollination takes place.

Fans of Black Mirror will recall the episode Hated in the Nation, which visualizes what happens when autonomous bees go bad.


(Autonomous robot bees in Hated in the Nation)

Let’s hope Walmart has some fall back plans for those instances in which autonomous robot go bad...

Via CNet.

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