Augmentation of Nature: Researchers combine plant and machine

Augmentation of nature
Researchers from MIT develops an augmentation of nature by combining plant and machine.

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) develops an augmentation of nature by combining the lifeform of a plant and a machine.

Introducing the Elowan, researchers say that plants send signals through tissues and organs when bio-electrochemically executed. Moreover, these signals can be classified as a response to:

  • Changes in light
  • Gravity
  • Mechanical Stimulation
  • Temperature
  • Injury
  • And, many more.

Furthermore, researchers summarize that the symbiotic interplay of plants powered with artificial intelligence could lead to improved plant nutrition, growth frameworks, and defense mechanisms.

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