Fleets of drones could pollinate future crops

A forgotten, failed experiment sent a robot airborne

illustration of a pollinator drone in action

ALL ABUZZ  Flitting drones (illustrated above) might one day help bees and other insects pollinate flowers and crops, according to chemist Eijiro Miyako.

Eijiro Miyako

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