March 9, 2011

Prospero, The Farmbot

Shades of "Silent Running." The 5-legged Prospero is a clever bot that is being used as an Autonomous Micro Planter. It joins with others to make a swarm that can plant seeds, tend them and harvest the finished product. Controlled by a Parallax Propeller chip mounted on a Schmart Board, it can walk autonomously while avoiding objects. Prospero can also communicate with other robots and can carry fertilizer and herbicides in its tummy.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 9, 2011 10:34 AM
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