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    This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head

    What every plant-lover needs.

    This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head

    Back in school, I remember learning that plants are “heliotropic,” meaning they grow toward light. I always found this oddly touching, as if those green tendrils stretching out to the sun proved the plant was yearning to live. And why not? That is why they do it.

    But what if plants could do more than stretch? What if they could move like animals, independent of their roots? Evolution hasn’t got there yet, but it turns out, humans can help. Chinese roboticist and entrepreneur Sun Tianqi has made it happen: modding a six-legged toy robot made by his company Vincross to carry a potted plant on its back....



    The robo-plant hybrid can move into the sun when it needs to.



    It can retreat into the shade....



    And it does a little stomping dance when it needs watering....

    And it's only $949 at Get HEXA. Get Robotic.
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    Goofy and cool at the same time. "$949.00" seems a bit pricey though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    What every plant-lover needs.

    This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head




    And it's only $949 at Get HEXA. Get Robotic.
    That last picture is training for what its ancestors will do on top of our skeletons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Goofy and cool at the same time. "$949.00" seems a bit pricey though.
    It comes with a A universal robotics OS and SDK that they built for it.

    But seriously, I just thought it was cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachroidott View Post
    That last picture is training for what its ancestors will do on top of our skeletons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    It comes with a A universal robotics OS and SDK that they built for it.

    But seriously, I just thought it was cute.
    It is cute. I sent it to the gal in my office who keeps our plants healthy. Now she want me to buy 10 of them for our office plants. Doh! lol My controller gave me the office supplies budget stink-eye.
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