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Walmart Might Be Planning Robot Bees To Pollinate Crops

Walmart has filed a patent for robot bees that could be used to pollinate crops — suggesting that the discount retail giant could be branching out into farming. The “autonomous robotic bees” would act like drones, carrying pollen from one plant to another, using sensors and cameras to find crops. The move may mean that the company hopes to grow more of the food it sells to ensure greater control over its food supply chain.

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