Practical Plantoid Robotics has this week unveiled new easy to build organic robot kits it has created which cleverly combine both organic plant matter and electronics into one Plantoid cyborg system.
Watch the video below to learn more about this exciting project launched via Kickstarter looking to raise the $5,000 it requires to go into production.
Be ready humans! The Plantoid robots have arisen, ready to conquer wild territories such as mildly cluttered carpet or lawns, and courageously… err safely avoid top-tier predators such as house cats and honey bees. Our Plantoids are practical. We actually build plant brained robots (no more abstract models), and approach the educational topics from a mindset of building a model with real hardware and code that results in physical experiments. Your plant-robot cyborg dream can become reality.
The key is using sensors and data to expand and support the survival of the plant specimen on the robot. When you can achieve that, the robot can perform interesting experiments and missions to expand life to new environments–previously devoid of life!
Using an Arduino-based sensory suite to provide data on the quality of life of its plant center, a Plantoid can autonomously explore its environment in search of the best location for its own prosperity. Modeling the extension of life can lead to literacy that may inspire new solutions to big problems that we face today: send life to other planets, change food production, or model survival and sustainability in harsh environments.
Practical Plantoid Robotics is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges starting from just $35 and delivery expected to take place during February 2018. For full specifications and more information jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below.