Parenting

This Robot Planter Follows The Sunlight & Throws Tantrums If You Don’t Water It

Houseplants have been used to decorate homes since ancient times. Greeks and Romans used houseplants to make their homes colorful and pretty.

Plants are incredibly beneficial, and they are much more than décor.

The right plants can protect your health. They can relieve existing symptoms and ease your breathing. Believe it or not, plants boost your mood and memory, treat insomnia and clean the air in your home.

Well, are lives are too busy, and we sometimes forget our beautiful houseplants. They wilt and get sick overtime. That’s why you need this robot planter!

The HEXA Plant was designed by Vincross’s founder Sun Tianqi. He spotted a dead sunflower at a flower expo. He knew that the plant would’ve survived if it was placed in a sunny spot.

The original idea of the project came from a dead sunflower,” he explained in a blog post. “In 2014, I went to see a sunflower exhibition and found myself focused on a dead sunflower near a ground of blooms.

The dead flower sat in a place that was always in a shadow. I had no idea how it ended up there or why it died – whether it was because of the lack of sunshine or water – but it was just there, and it was dead.

I thought if it could move a little bit, take a 30-feet walk out of the shadow to where the other sunflowers were, it would have lived healthily. But it didn’t.

Tianqi made the robot planter that moves plants to a sunny spot.

“Plants are passive. Eternally, inexplicably passive. No matter if they are being cut, bitten, burned or pulled from the earth, or when they lack sunshine, water, or are too hot or cold, they will hold still and take whatever is happening to them.

They have the fewest degrees of freedom among all the creatures in nature. This is simply the default setting that nature gives to plants.”

The robot locates sunny spots and shades depending on the needs of the plant. The HEXA Plant spins so every leaf of the plant gets enough sun.

Do you know that it throws a tantrum? It stomps around when houseplants need water.

Your gardening assistant interacts with you. Touch its base, and it will spin around. It even dances in the sunny spots of the home.

The robot has “eyes.” It has an infrared sensor, a distance sensor, and a 720p camera with night vision. Your new friend has a built-in WiFi and USB ports.

At the moment, the robot is a user case, and it’s not available for customers.

Sources:
moon-child.net
www.housebeautiful.com
truththeory.com
people.com