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Walmart Just Filed a Patent for Autonomous Robotic Bees and For a Very Good Reason

Robotic bees may soon help the honeybees pollinate food.

Walmart, one of the biggest retail corporations in the U.S.,has filed a patent for an autonomous robot bee, eliciting comparisons to the British futuristic show Black Mirror, which addresses the possibilities and perils of technology.

Robot bees are more formally known as pollination drones, and they are being designed to carry pollen between plants just like regular bees. However, the drones would rely upon technology like sensors and cameras, instead of sensitive antennae, legs and wings.

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