Eagle-eyed robot can catch the common fruit fly Gizmag
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!