The New Scientist Shows a Possible Future of Using Drones to Pollinate Crops as the Population of Pollinating Insects Declines

Most of the global crops rely on pollination by bees and other insects. But recent environmental challenges have caused declines in many of these creatures, creating problems for farmers. Eijiro Miyako at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and his colleagues have created a drone specifically designed for transporting pollen between flowers.

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Image credit: The New Scientist, Robotic pollen collector, by Eijiro Miyako