How it Works

The PolinaBee uses Google's Teachable Machine AI to recognise common flowers that bees pollinate in the wild. Use your webcam to try the AI demo below.

PolinaBee AI Flower Detection Demo

The PolinaBee is made of aluminum and titanium alloys, making the robot both lightweight and durable. The robot will have a camera on its "head" which will integrate Google's Teachable Machine AI to determine in real time whether or not a certain object is a plant and if it should pollinate it. As pollen holds a slightly negative charge, the PolinaBee will have a magnetic underside which it will be able to autonomously control. For example, after landing on a daisy, the PolinaBee would turn on the magnets so that the pollen sticks to its belly. Then, it would fly to another daisy and release the magnets, allowing the pollen to fall off onto the plant. The PollinaBee will fly at around 15-20 mph, similar to a real bee, and will be chargeable, its battery lasting up to 36 hours. View a 3-D model here.