As even the most avid of green thumbs know, creating an indoor environment in which plants thrive can be a difficult task, so the 'Citizen Scientific Workshop' developed 'Plantoids,' a sun-seeking bot that ensures one's greenery soaks up the optimal amount of sunlight.
Acting like a Roomba for indoor greenery, this autonomous bot can detect and roll toward sunlight. Using smart sensors, the device tracks down the best conditions for the plant it's carrying. To use the Plantoid, users simply strap a plant onto the bot's integrated holding compartment.
The DIY bot is available as a Kickstarter kit, which hopes to serve as a fun project that encourages users of all ages to interact with the natural and scientific worlds.
The 'Plantoid' Acts Like a Roomba for Your Indoor Plants
1. Indoor Plant Automation - Develop automated solutions for indoor plant care and maintenance.
2. Smart Sensor Plant Technology - Create smart plant technology that can detect and respond to environmental conditions.
3. DIY Plant Robotics - Provide DIY plant robotics kits for individuals to build and customize their own plant-caring robots.
1. Home Automation - Integrate indoor plant automation systems into smart home technology for optimized indoor plant care.
2. Agricultural Technology - Adapt smart sensor plant technology to optimize crop production in indoor farming operations.
3. Education Technology - Develop DIY plant robotics kits as a fun and engaging STEM education tool for schools and classrooms.