Would you let a robot take care of your plants for you?

Would you let a robot take care of your plants for you?


It is increasingly common to hear phrases like: robots will dominate the planet. In fact, physicist Stephen Hawking predicted that "artificial intelligence could mean the end of the human race." But far from getting involved in a debate about robotic apocalypse, our intention is to comment on the most amazing advances in new technologies.

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The babysitter of the plants. Among them, there is one that has caught our attention, and it is a spider-like robot (watch out for phobias), designed to take care of our plants. Yes, yes, as you read it. The invention is called HEXA, and is the work of the Japanese company Vincross.

How does it work? Very simple: as in nature, the robot moves autonomously looking for light and shadow according to the needs of the plant, thus favoring its optimal growth. But if this were not enough, every time the plant lacks water, the robot hits the ground. Lovely!


Waiters for a good cause. If before you got scared with the phrase of Stephen Hawking, this news will restore your faith in ... the robots. And it is that in Japan a cafeteria has just opened where the waiters are five robots of the company Ory Laboratory, directed remotely by people with disabilities who cannot leave their homes to work. In this way, it is intended to promote its economic independence. Good idea, don't you think?

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Attendees of the Olympic Games. Following the same line of the previous point, Toyota and Panasonic have presented two prototypes of robots that will be present at the Olympics next year in Tokyo. Its objective? Help people with reduced mobility during the event.


Baptized as Human Support Robot, the invention of Toyota will offer its services in areas accessible for wheelchairs, accompanying people to their seats, and performing tasks such as bringing food or drinks.


He Panasonic power assisted suit, for its part, will be responsible for helping logistics staff and volunteers working during the event, to lift and carry weights without damaging their backs.