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These insect-sized drones could act as pollinators: study

MIAMI: Small drones coated with horsehair and a sticky gel could one day help pollinate crops and help offset the costly loss of bee populations worldwide, researchers in Japan said on Thursday. The miniature robots described in the journal Chem are a long way from being deployed in the field, but researchers say they may offer a partial solution to the loss of bees due to disease and climate change. "The findings, which will have applications for agriculture and robotics, among others, could lead to the development of…