Drones as pollinators, instead of terminators?

A recent NPR news reported an acute interest and effort to develop micro-scale ‘swarming’ drones by the US military. The idea is to launch scores or small-size drones together and let them network to accomplish a complex and dangerous mission in the future.

I have been thinking of using the drones for more meaningful civilian purposes. For example, how about we develop a micro-size drones and let them swarm to an agricultural field to pollinate the crops, when we cannot protect and sustain our natural pollinators like bees and butterflies? Of course they should not compete with natural pollinators, and should be used as our last resort.



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