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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Telegardening project

Lemon tree with Koubachi Plant Sensor 
Infonaut proudly presents it's first ever plant online. The one year lemon tree has been equipped with a Koubachi wifi plant sensor, which gives the plant a voice by measuring soil moisture, lightintensitivity and temperature. Using the built-in WiFi module, the data is sent via Telia 4G mobile Internet to the Koubatchi cloud where the data is analyzed by the Koubatchi plant Care engine based on scientific plant care models developed in cooperation with biologists. The plant owner is provided with detailed care instructions regarding watering, fertilizing, misting, temperature and light through push notifications or email.
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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so cool. Takes the guesswork out of plant care!