Photograph: Mark Stone University of Washington.
UW team designed a "backpack" sensation that emphasizes 102 mg, in terms of sewage pressure of rice.
"We decided to use bumblebees because they are big enough to carry a small battery that will power our system," said Iyer, a medical student in the Department of Electric Appliances and UW Components.
Unlike drones made by humans, flying bees can take hours for hours and can make sense of what electronic objects can not, Gollakota said.
"By drone, you just zoom around randomly," he said, "as long as a bee is drawn to special things, such as the most pollinated plants. And as well as learning about environment, you can also learn a lot about how the bees act themselves. "
In September, UW's research team expects to make their conclusions at ACM MobiCom 2019, an international forum for addressing the challenges in mobile phones and telephones network. hand and mobile.
This is not the first time the team revealed a method for flying insects. Upon funding from UW, on the last of May, RoboFly appeared, a pseudographer driven by a non-detected laser beam that is identified by photovoltaic cells, which are connected above the robot and a & # 39; Turn the laser light to enough power to work its wings. But with a little tiny thing he can do so long & he is going to go and his / her; land.
Despite this, the engineers do not expect RoboFly to abandon it, because there are many promising requests that could be used to treat those insects that can not be live. For one, RoboFly's plane patterns can be controlled, which means they can solve gas energy, among other things, to find plants and diseases and enter into small places to find out about collisions.