This Interactive AI Bonsai Plant Provides Emotional Support

This Interactive AI Bonsai Plant Provides Emotional Support

BonsAI is an artificially intelligent plant from Japanese tech company TDK that functions as friend, pet and greenery all at once

Catherine Ollinger
  • 9 april 2018

Japanese electronics company TDK recently released a new concept product: an AI-powered bonsai plant that provides arboreal beauty in addition to emotional support for its owner. Called BonsAI, the interactive miniature tree features a soil sensor that detects when it needs watering, an LED panel that conveys its emotional state and and axis sensor that permits it to search for optimal sunlight exposure by itself. BonsAI even has the ability to move, following your footsteps like a small dog thanks to a tiny camera that guides it. Finally, the plant can talk to its owner, even offering advice in the form of inspiring quotations.

This product blends current trends around applications for AI technology, increased greenery in indoor spaces and wellness support, combining nature and technology symbiotically to bring high-tech, interactive greenery into people’s homes.


+artificial intelligence
+internet of things
+mental health

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