Bees pollinate more than $15 billion worth of crops in the US each year, but with the population dwindling, experts are searching for new ways to help perform the task. Now, a student has unveiled a personal robotic bee that mimics how the insects pollinate plants.  Called ‘Plan Bee’, the drone is a hand-sized yellow-and-black device that stores pollen in its body cavity and releases it later for cross-pollination.

Plan Bee is the brainchild of Anna Haldewang, an industrial design student at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, reports Parija Kavilanz with CNN Tech. ‘The idea is that it’s supposed to be an aide to the bees by cross pollination in the hopes of real bees being around for many years to come,’ Haldewang told READ MORE