Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video] | Popular Science


Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video] | Popular Science

This robot is putting down roots. Recently at the Living Machines conference in London, researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology debuted a system of robotic roots that can grow and turn in response to stimuli in their environment, just like their live counterparts.

Called the Plantoid project, the prototype aims to mimic the way plants can penetrate and explore the soil with their roots.

Watch it work:

via Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video] | Popular Science.

 

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