Nomadic Plants: The Promise Of Wetware

Nomadic Plants: The Promise Of Wetware

Nomadic Plants turn ecological balance into a microbial processor.

Lisa Baldini
  • 12 april 2010

We talk a lot about software and hardware; however, Gilberto Esparza‘s Nomadic Plants offers a new and possibly viable evolution of the machine. Essentially, plants and microorganisms live within a robot that is able to register when the organisms need water and then forages for a water source. What’s interesting here, is how ecological balance is turned into a processor, where the energy created is returned back to the object. But, how do we put this model into a human perspective? Esparza explains:

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