Not everybody has a green thumb and if you happen to be somebody that kills plants easily, this robot can help. Even if you gave up on having houseplants years ago you may just want to try your hand at it again.
The problem with most people who have difficulty with houseplants is keeping up with a watering schedule and making sure the plants get a lot of sunlight. If that sounds familiar to you, then this piece of technology may be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Vincross has created a personal robot gardener named Hexa. It looks like a technological insight but in reality, it is a dream come true for anyone who loves houseplants. It holds a tiny succulent plant and it works tirelessly, 24 hours a day keeping the plant happy.
Hexa will wander around your home to look for sun or shade, depending upon the need of the plant. When it does find the sunlight, it rotates fully to allow an even distribution of light to the entire plant.
The robot also does a little dance to let you know if the plant needs water.
This is ingenious!
The robot has a multipurpose use. It has six legs that carry the plant around and, depending upon the need, it could do a number of different tasks.
The creator and CEO of this little robot, Tianqi Sun was inspired by the need of plants for life so he dedicated this robot to their care and well-being.
Hexa can wander around the house in any direction, maneuvering its way around any obstacle. It can even navigate a little drop if it comes along unexpectedly, such as stepping over a gap between two tables. An infrared sensor is used with a 720-pixel camera to look for light and it also includes night vision.
All of these things combined to make sure that the plant is not harmed by switching positions in the home.
In addition, the robot also has a USB port and Wi-Fi that make it extremely versatile.
Although this may seem convenient, it isn’t cheap. You can expect to pay $950 for Hexa but if you have been looking for a way to grow plants and you don’t have a green thumb, it is an option to consider.