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PotPet – potted plants which follow you and ask for water

“PotPet acts autonomously like pets: it automatically moves to sunny places or approaches people when it requires water.“

Details of ‘PotPet: Pet-like Flowerpot Robot’(from Ayumi Kawakamim Koji Tsukada, Keisuke Kambara and Itiro Siio at Ochanomizu University, Tokyo) were published in Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, January 22–26, 2011, Funchal, Portugal.

Tsukada shared the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize for acoustics, for inventing the SpeechJammer.

Also don’t miss: Justin Shull’s terrestrial shrub rover.

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