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Submission + - Using Bee Brains To Make Robots Smarter (isciencetimes.com)

amkkhan writes: The key to helping robots be more autonomous may lie in bees, according to new research from the University of Sheffield, in the United Kingdom. Researchers said that future robots mimic the sensory systems of a bee, which would allow it to act autonomously, instead of carrying out a set of instructions.

Researchers anticipate using such robots for a wide range of applications, such as search and rescue missions and crop pollination.

Until now, research into the recreation of biological brains has focused on larger animals, such as monkeys and mice. However, the researcher said the bee brain is surprisingly complex, and would be a good target to recreate.

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