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Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. ...
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"BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS": Interactive Plant Technology
Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. The technology is driven by the rapid fusion of our computing and living spaces. Botanicus Interacticus an interaction platform that takes interaction from computing devices and places it anywhere in the physical environment. In particular we are targeting living plants.
Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. This instrumentation of plants is simple, non-invasive, and does not damage the plants. It requires only a single wire placed anywhere in the soil. The interaction with plants goes beyond simple touch and allows rich gestural interaction. Examples include: sliding fingers on the stem of the orchid, detecting touch and grasp location, tracking proximity, and estimating the amount of touch contact between user and a plant.
Botanicus Interacticus also deconstructs the electrical properties of plants and replicates them using electrical components. This allows the design of a broad variety of biologically inspired artificial plants that behave nearly the same as their biological counterparts. The same sensing technology is used with both living and artificial plants.
A broad range of applications are possible with Botanicus Interacticus technology: designing interactive responsive environments and new forms of living interaction devices as well as developing organic ambient and pervasive interfaces.
For more information on the Botanicus Interacticus, see: http://botanicus-interactic.us
I wonder if in the future this type of technology or similar could detect spidermite attacks. An alarm or a loud scream could go off as one of those devils begins to feed.
looks like relatively simple tech, I can imagine thousands of these little gadgets appearing on ebay soon and if 'open source' they could be programmed to do different things..
Last edited by Moebius; 08-16-2012 at 04:50 PM.
Reminds me of that old video of the lady that thought she had taught a plant the alphabet or some shit lol
cool as hell it could even monter your ph for you maby? lol and take pics of each plant every other day so you could have a computerized grow log kind of like that app grow buddy
Originally Posted by gamecockgrower
I don't know about pH but possibly the EC levels. ... I think it's dope. ..... I still can't believe it really. Does the tech map every single leaf and branch on the plant, simply by adding in that copper plate? and attaching it to their device.
Originally Posted by stickyicky0420
If it works by detecting electro-conductivity then presumably it could detect in real time how much water is in the plant at any one time.... It wouldnt be a giant leap to rig it up to a watering pump for feeding.
Also, the abiltiy to detect movement through every leaf would make it pretty easy to check if there is adequate airflow.
ATM theyre using a copper plate thingy but why not build the device into the pot. .. then add bluetooth for wireless connectivity.