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BrambleBee: An Autonomous Robot to Pollinate Bramble Plants

Researchers at West Virginia University have developed an autonomous robot inspired by bees that can pollinate bramble plants in a greenhouse environment. “BrambleBee” uses state-of-the-art localization and mapping techniques, as well as other tools that enable visual perception, path planning, motion control, and manipulation. NIFA supports this project under the National Robotics Initiative

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