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Robotic Sensing and Stimuli Provision for Guided Plant Growth
 

Robotic Sensing and Stimuli Provision for Guided Plant Growth

Article doi: 10.3791/59835
July 1st, 2019

Summary July 1st, 2019

Distributed robot nodes provide sequences of blue light stimuli to steer the growth trajectories of climbing plants. By activating natural phototropism, the robots guide the plants through binary left-right decisions, growing them into predefined patterns that by contrast are not possible when the robots are dormant.

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