|Lemon tree with Koubachi Plant Sensor|
In the future every plant might go online, which means a lot of plant Internet traffic.
The next step might be plant Care robots as envisioned by Ken Goldberg in 1995 at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz with his telegarden installation.
At MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab) researchers have already developed robotic plant care systems to experiment with robotic vegetable gardeners who can tend plants teleoperatively and can deliver just the right amount of what a plant needs based on sensors attached to the plant. When the fruit is ripe, the robots can even harvest it.