Robot Car Inspired By Bumblebee

This robot by Nissan is designed to highlight their new crash avoidance system for cars.

Working with the Research Center for Advanced Science from the University of Tokyo, Nissan has developed the Robot Car BR23C.

This robot is based on bees and how in a swarm, they still avoid managing to crash into each other.  Hopefully this technology will make it’s way into their cars by 2015.

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More pics after the jump.

In flight, bees have a safety shield similar to the one in the picture below.  This is thanks to a bees compound eyes with 300 degrees  of vision.  See a video here.

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