Fish and bees have been able to communicate for the first time, thanks to several talented robots imitating and controlling their actions, in an unusual experiment that translates behavioral signals to different species.
The robots acted as if they were negotiators and translators at an international conference. Through various exchanges of information, the two groups of animals have gradually come to a common solution "said Francesco Mondada of the Lausanne Polytechnic Federation, one of the researchers of the skillfully-known ASSISIbf experiment. Bees synchronized their behavior with Swiss fish through robot communication " Translators ," which allowed the two types to understand the behavior of the other and soon made them move in a similar way. Earlier, experimental robots were sent only to penetrate into single-animal groups of animals to influence their behavior, mingling with unsuspecting groups of cockroaches and chickens.
Researchers have already perfected the use of bots to convince school. fish swim in a chosen direction, reproducing behavioral signals ̵
" The species have even begun to accept some of the characteristics of the other ," said Mondada. " The bees became a little more restless and less likely to flock together than usual, and the fish began to bind more than usual . Publishing in Science: Robot Techniques, Researchers Suggest Their Work " to open the door for new forms of artificial collective intelligence … that could find applications in the selective rewinding of ecosystems birds could move away from airports, and the dramatic decline in bee populations could potentially be reversed if strategically located robot guards managed to target swarms of farms inhabited by pesticides, and to organic crops – If this is not a plot, the Black Mirror episode was based on the fact that robots were hacked and turned into crowded mob murderers. Note for robot bee programmers: use strong passwords. I think your friends will be interested in this story