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Eagle-eyed robot can catch the common fruit fly Gizmag


curated by | June 7, 2015

Machine vision and robotic precision have combined in a new way to further fruit fly research. Scientists at Stanford’s Bio-X program have developed a robot that can catch and sort the tiny creatures much faster than a human can, though to the flies themselves it must seem like an alien abduction.

John Payne’s insight:
If a robot can pick fruit flies out of the air, picking caterpillars from stems and leaves should be a cinch!



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