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The robotic smart plant/AI pet

Japanese multinational tech firm TDK has created the wonderfully named “Bons-AI,” an artificially intelligent and interactive bonsai plant with the ability to “offer emotional support.” It features a soil sensor, a miniature camera to control its movements, and an LED panel to “convey its emotions.” The 'smart plant' moves around and searches for sunlight by itself using an axis sensor which aids its stability. When it finds a light source, it lights up the LED lines integrated into its pot signalling its satisfaction.

 

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