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There’s a Robot Planter That Keeps Your Plant Alive By Moving Towards the Sun

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If you’re the sort of person who can’t help but kill your plants, help may be at hand with this incredible HEXA robot plant.

Designed by developer Vincross, the concept is simple: the robot takes care of the plant if the owner forgets.

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hexa robot plant

The robot is simply called HEXA

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The robot, named HEXA, is a modded version of the robot, rewired to care for the succulent that it carries on its head.

It can move the plant closer or further away from light or even stomp when it needs watering.

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The maker behind this genius concept was inspired by a dead sunflower.

Writing on a blog post, creator Tianqi Sun, the CEO of Vincross wrote:

” In 2014, I went to see a sunflower exhibition, and found myself focused on a dead sunflower near a ground of blooms.

The dead flower sat in a place that was always in a shadow. I had no idea how it ended up there or why it died – whether it was because of the lack of sunshine or water – but it was just there, and it was dead.

I thought, if it could move a little bit, take a 30-feet walk out of the shadow to where the other sunflowers were, it would have lived healthily.”

In addition to saving the life of plants, HEXA can also do a few more extra things…

It spins when it enjoys the sun to have the sunshine on all its sides.

It looks for shades when it needs to cool off:

It plays with human:

It even dances when it’s happy:

Bad news is to buy it would set you back $949 (around £730) but there is that dream of owning your new robot planter BFF…

Find out more information about HEXA, visit the Vincross website.  

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