The robot looks like a tank, but thinks like a bee
The robot makes a bee-line for a red cylinder, after learning that "red is good"
The robot was placed in an enclosure, in which both red and blue cylinders were present
Because of bees' small size, maneuverability and almost machine-like swarm mentality, it shouldn't come as a surprise that scientists are developing tiny flying robots based on the insects. In order to navigate autonomously, however, those robots' artificial bee brains will have to be capable of identifying objects in their environment, and reacting accordingly. Well, thanks to research recently conducted in Berlin, they may soon be able to do so.
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