Inventor Creates Robotic “Smart” Planter That Chases the Sun to Keep Plants in Sunlight


You've probably noticed before and wondered why it happens… your plants seem to grow towards the direction of sunlight.  It's called heliotropism and is a phenomenon where leaves point in the direction of the light—the source of their nutrients. 

Most of the time, you’ve got to position your plants just right so that they are getting the food they need… until now.  Inventor Sun Tianqi from Vincross has come up with a robot named HEXA and adapted it to hold a small succulent plant. Part planter and part crab, the six-legged device can sense when the succulent needs light or shade and even stomp on the ground when it needs water. Yes, IT CAN SENSE WHEN THE SUCCULENT NEEDS LIGHT OR SHADE AND WILL WALK TOWARDS IT!

This is undeniably an incredible and adorable way to take care of a plant. In addition to being a robotic nanny, the device can dance when it’s happy and even play with you. Watch it in action below.

 

  1. 1 Have you ever worried that your plant was getting too little sun?


  2. 2 Never worry again with this robotic smart planter by Vincross.

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  3. 3 The adorable device chases the sunlight to ensure a succulent is getting enough nutrients…

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  4. 4 … but will retreat into the shade, too.

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  5. 5 It stomps on the ground when the plant needs water…

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  6. 6 … and can have fun with you, too!

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  7. 7

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