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Published 22 August 2021

Not so busy bees

Israel-based startup, Arugga is building AI-powered robots to mimic bumblebee pollination. This could be used in countries where importing bumblebees isn’t allowed and pollination is done manually.

Research shows the performance of these powerful robots sits on par with the bees themselves. In some cases, it is viewed as better by up to 5%.

Would it be better to save the bees, or to replicate them with robots?  Will we see more effort going into bee “husbandry” or bee replacements in the next few years?