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Can a program be created to help drones Navigate like Bees?

A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.
Bees control their flight using the speed of motion (optic flow) of the visual world around them. A study by Scientists at the University of Sheffield Department of Computer Science suggests how motion-direction detecting circuits could be wired together to also detect motion-speed, which is crucial for controlling bees’ flight.
I hope eventually this will be possible,
I do not think drones should be allowed in cities, high populated or congested areas.
See link.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/bee-model-could-be-breakthrough-for-autonomous-drone-development?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=53d183afea-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-53d183afea-282180681

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It sounds like they're working on it, and I think it's a very good idea.
Insects navigate using very complex eyes.
That helps them to navigate through environments that have a lot of obstacles to avoid.
That certainly would be a plus for Drones.

Still, I think we have a long way to go before we can trust drones to deliver packages in populated areas.
That's an accident waiting to happen, as they say.

I also have concerns about packages dropping out of the sky.




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I agree.

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