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Ok, I  know there  are   many  people out  there  thinking ,this is  way  cool.  Yes   technology is very  cool.   I  for one think   they  should be  

1) working just  as  hard  at   finding  out  exactly what  is   killing the bees we  already  have  and  nature  provides very efficiently on  it’s  own  without  help  from  robotics. 

2)  Stop the  corporation from making  the  chemicals that  are  hurting the  bees  in the  first place.  Putting eco  responsibility and the  health of  the  planet   before   profits.

3)  Consider that  if   the bees  are  in  danger  then   the  rest of the  pollinators may  be as well.  Coming to  the  conclusion that the   link in the  eco  cycle will be  broken  and the  ramifications could be  devastating,  if left  unchecked.

4) I would like to point out something that  should be  very  obvious,but would not occur to many people.  While this  new  technology  is cool.  What  is to  stop the bad  guys  from   getting their hands on  said  technology  and using it to their benefit?

It is  obvious   from the  2nd video  that they  do  indeed have   military  and  law enforcement  applications.   It  would be  naive to believe  that  their  use  will only  be for lawful and  beneficial purposes. 

Just  imagine the  Boston Bombing with  this kind of technological capability behind it?   

Yes  I  am sure you  see  where  I  am going  with  this……


~Desert Rose~



Robotic insects make first controlled flight

Harvard Harvard

Published on May 2, 2013

The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work, led by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, the robot was inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second. To read more about this work, visit: http://hvrd.me/150Pq0y.



Friday, May 3, 2013

Robobee Officially Takes Flight: Robotic Pollinators to Replace Dying Bees

Heather Callaghan

Activist Post

This is an update to the original post on April 17. 

No, this is not a tabloid – it’s real. According to the latest video, which has now been posted below, robotic insects have made their first controlled flight. According to the creators of Robobee:

The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work . . . Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, the robot was inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second.

In addition to the recent suggestion from insecticide producers that we should “plant more flowers” to aid the declining bee population, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been working with staff from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Northeastern University’s Department of Biology to develop robotic bees. These insectoid automatons would be capable of a multitude of tasks.

Autonomous pollination, search and rescue, hazardous exploration, military surveillance, climate mapping, and traffic monitoring – to name a few.

Harvard claims their “Micro Air Vehicles Project” was inspired by the biology of a bee and the insect’s hive behaviors. While the researchers focused on the development of individual autonomous robots, they also plan to study coordinating large numbers of the robots to accomplish tasks faster and more efficiently.

The robots are created through an incredible micro-engineering process specifically designed for mass production. Each “Bee” is designed with its own electronic nervous system and power source, and able to target tasks with a microscopic Ultra Violet targeting sensor.

These micro-engineering advances are increasingly similar to the military’s development of miniature drones. Shared knowledge and research in these technologies is resulting in a massive increase of processing power and flight time, as well as the potential for fully autonomous drone swarms.

Read Full Article and  Watch Videos Here

Air Force Bugbot Nano Drone Technology


Published on Apr 11, 2013

Air Force Bugbots Nano Drone video gives a peak inside what nano-drone technology the Federal Government is currently implementing within the united states more than a scary thought or sci-fi movie, they have arrived.

The deadly, insect-sized drones of the future – Unobtrusive, Invasive, and Lethal are here as depicted in this old video

The Air Force is reportedly developing winged drones that can sneak up on a suspected enemy as stealthily as a mosquito

This is the video missing from this article:

A law signed by President Barack Obama in February 2012 directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to throw American airspace wide open to drones by September 30, 2015.

Nano sized Drones Combined With DNA Hacking Could Create A Very Scary Future for the United States in light of a law president Obama signed last year implementing a fleet of at least 30,000 spy drones to spy on small town USA no later than 2015 to spy on Americans.

Unfortunately this is a true story and as long as we continue to let politicians like President Barack Obama and other democrats pick apart and fundamentally change our constitution instead of protecting it, we move closer to an extreme communist state in our country.

In case you didn’t know it – and you probably didn’t – Congress, with little fanfare, passed an FAA re-authorization bill that President Obama signed into law that will put 30,000 flying drones spying on Americans across U.S. cities by government.

People are already nervous about the prospect of being watched by law enforcement (and possibly the military or DHS), but our leaders employ these tools nevertheless and “we the people” are letting them.

Even the liberal news huffington post has a video news story about this although they try to legitimize the reasons for needing this to save lives.

The president has ordered 30,000 spy drones to be used within the United States to spy on Americans to be implemented by 2015
We are already seeing evidence of spy drones being used within the United States and NOT for border patrol

Government Spy Drone Crashes in Maryland but what about preserving our constitutional rights and freedoms?

The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones –

Tiny robot mosquito drones being researched by the US government –

National Geographic Story:

Government Working On Mosquito-Sized Drones – http://www.ijreview.com/2012/06/8545-…

Micro-Drones Combined With DNA Hacking Could Create A Very Scary Future – Business Insider – http://www.businessinsider.com/govern…

USA Today Story: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/w…

Studying butterfly flight to help build bug-size flying robots –

US military developing insect surveillance drones – http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/07/…

Video of squadron of nano quad rotor aerial drones –

British Army Using Tiny Drones:

Drones In U.S.: More Unmanned Aircraft Will Be Flying In Domestic Airspace By 2015 (VIDEO) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09…

Washington Times Story over Domesticly Used Drones: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2…

Snopes reports nano drones true but then brushes it off – http://www.snopes.com/photos/technolo…

Devin Coldewey , NBC News

Fukushima nuclear plant to be patrolled by four-legged inspection-bot


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The Quadrupedal walking robot from Toshiba.

The robot pair, called simply the “Quadruped walking robot,” was designed by Toshiba specifically for this kind of work. The larger, legged robot can go up and down stairs, allowing it to access places that rolling bots cannot.

But rolling is still a useful skill, so it carries a second robot on its back that can go off on its own after being lowered down on a little crane. You can see it in action in this video:

As you can see, the walking bot isn’t the quickest. But what matters isn’t speed but versatility — these robots can get anywhere and send back images and radiation readings to their operator.

They’re still in the early state of development but worked well enough to show off to the press Wednesday — what remains is adding more battery life and features like waterproofing and further hardening against radiation and temperature.

Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website is coldewey.cc.