Prison » Scientists develop radical robot translator that lets bees and fish ‘talk’ to each other for the first time

Daily Mail
March 22, 2019

Most of us already know about the birds and the bees, but a recent scientific riff puts a spin on the old adage. 

Scientists have found a way to allow communication between a group of two normally separate species — fish and bees — employing the use of specially designed robotic interpreters.

Using a combination of embedded robotic ‘spies’ and terminals — one in a colony of bees and the other, a swimming animatronic robot, among a school of fish — researchers were able to capture signals from the two disparate species and translate them into a language that each could understand.

While a terminal inside the bees’ colony communicated by fluctuating air temperature, movement, and vibrations, the robot spy embedded in the school of fish changed its color, speed, and movements.

As a result, the bees began to swarm outside of their terminal while the fish started to change their swimming patterns, going counterclockwise.

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This article was posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:40 am

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