`Insect eyes’ to let drones fly on auto-mode

Scientists have developed a system, inspired by insect’s eyes that may allow drones to adjust their speed to their surroundings and fly on their own -without human control.

The researchers at Lund University in Sweden came up with the system after analysing bees, which fly through dense forests and assess light intensity to avoid other objects and find holes in the vegetation to navigate safely. “Using light to navigate in complex environments is a universal strategy that can be applied by both animals and machines to detect openings,” said researcher Emily Baird.