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Elowan: Plant-Robot Cybernetic Lifeform

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Here is a robot plant hybrid driven by a plant’s natural signals toward the light. Elowan has a robotic base and reads signals from the plant using silver electrodes attached to it. Light triggers the plant’s natural signals, which leads to the robot moving closer to the lamp.

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The above video from MIT Media Lab shows how it works.


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