RoboBee is a tiny robot capable of tethered flight, developed by a research robotics team at Harvard University. It is less than tenth of gram in weight. It solves key technical challenges of micro-robotics.
The objective of this project is to make a fully autonomous swarm of flying robots for applications such as search and rescue and artificial pollination. The biggest problem faced is to figure out how to get power supply and decision making functions, so that they can be optimally utilized.
The researchers are focussing in developing the so called Swarm Intelligence, which refers to the collective behaviour of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial.