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    Harvard's Robobee, a tiny flying insect robot, has learned to swim

    It is the "first ever aerial and aquatic capable insect-scale robot".
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    Re: Harvard's Robobee, a tiny flying insect robot, has learned to swim

    "It is currently limited, as suggested previously, by battery technology and by not having any built-in 'brain'"

    Perhaps this could be overcome by use of a "Queen Bee" - i.e. a large quadcopter that would hover nearby and wireless process information using an onboard CPU and then issue the commands to the swarm? The "Queen Bee" could also carry a large capacity battery and provide some kind of wireless charging pad for the swarm to return and recharge their batteries before heading back out?

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