PLANTBOT Automatically Moves to Keep Your Plant Photosynthesizing!

PLANTBOT Automatically Moves to Keep Your Plant Photosynthesizing!

Gregory Han
Jan 14, 2009

Remember the scene in Pixar's Toy Story with those broken, weird Dr. Moreau selection of outcast toys? Play Coalition's Phototrope plant maintenance robot is sort of like those weird-fascinating creations. The Phototrope is a flora custodial concept without any real details, but is simply described as a "solar seeking botanical augmentation" device. Watch it moving below the jump...

It's unclear whether this is purely conceptual or a working model, but we like how they've used natural materials on the exterior to hide away most of the wiring and battery pack. A cool addition would be if the whole unit would recharge itself at a solar powered docking station. But we assume the fate of this product is purely conceptual, as children, the elderly and small animals, would find this robot a bit frightening (yes, us too).

Contact information at their site here.

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