Credit: Florian Voggeneder
Artist Lab Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)
This colony of botanical robots consists of plant pots, plants and electronic components. People “grow” a robot, cultivating airplants (tillandsia) in a pot to produce the legs. As a result, the new organism begins to walk on its own “legs.” The Phytowalkers are equipped with a microcontroller, a motor and several sensors. When a robot comes to a sunny area, it stops and recharges itself via a solar cell and the photosynthesis of the plants.
In collaboration with Junichi Yamaoka (JP)