• http://www.threevolve.org Dan

    I dunno, it looks like there is a battery pack or something in that second to last pic.

    Either way, pretty cool idea. Would be fun to watch.

  • Peter

    I saw the very same concept in an American Airlines brochure in 1979. Theirs had a photovoltaic cell that rotated the plant whenever there was sun so that the plant didn’t grow sideways. It meant that the plant grew straight up.

  • http://www.2getitnow.com tommy

    Maybe next it will walk to the sing and water itself?

    Thanks for posting.

  • Erik

    Dan, you’re retarded. The robot isn’t drawing power from the plant LOL. It’s just a machine that moves the plant to where there is sunlight.

  • Han Solo

    Wow Eric. Way to embarras yourself..

  • EarAche

    Cute cat.

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  • http://smilo.uber.com/ Joey

    I think the plant bot is a good idea, In fact, it’s awesome.
    I enjoyed watching the cat behave in the same environment.
    NICE, Nice;… Flowermont

  • Chris

    How is this \Green\? It would probably take a ton or two of carbon emissions to produce. Add on a rechargeable battery pack and circuit boards loaded w/ toxic metals. Probably carved from old growth hardwoods by child labor. All of this so it can consume electricity to move a houseplant around. So what!!! Is it is cool? yes. Stylish? yes. A complete waste of time/energy/money/resources?? Absolutely!!! People, get off your lazy asses and take care of your plants.

  • Chris

    How is this “Green”? It would probably take a ton or two of carbon emissions to produce. Add on a rechargeable battery pack and circuit boards loaded w/ toxic metals. Probably carved from old growth hardwoods by child labor. All of this so it can consume electricity to move a houseplant around. So what!!! Is it is cool? yes. Stylish? yes. A complete waste of time/energy/money/resources?? Absolutely!!! People, get off your lazy asses and take care of your plants.

  • msrr

    what plant is that?

  • http://flickr.com/photos/simon_cousins/ simon

    Wow Its a Skrode Rider!

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  • dude

    It’s a sago palm IIRC. I killed mine recently. Sigh. Would love a robot to take the plant to the sink, and water it as necessary, then spend the day walking around the house catching rays. My dog would be freaked out.

  • Chief

    - That is a working prototype, it has servos and sensors and it is shown above moving around.
    - As far as robots go, it is very green. A wooden chassis will biodegrade, plastic will not. It’s an excellent idea.
    - It is a beautiful critter indeed.

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