There are many researchers and scientists who have been forecasting the extinction of the bee for quite sometime, which has prompted much research into how we can replace them if need be and the Harvard RoboBee is the closest we've seen to endeavors that look to mimic the insect.
Going even a step further than a real live bee, the Harvard RoboBee is capable of diving into water and swimming. Although previous prototypes required a tether for power in order to even fly, the new Harvard RoboBee works without the need for wires. The innovation at work with the Harvard RoboBee is indeed impressive, but this writer hopes we won't need to ever use them in the real world to replace pollinating bees.
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