Thursday, October 16, 2008

Deforestation Problem Solved? : Robotic Plants to Reoxygenated Our Earth

Some people said that modern technology causing many environmental problems, but technology also providing us many alternative to solve the problem itself.

Engadget reported that researchers from Chonnam National University has developed robotic plant as substitute of biologic plants to re-oxygenating our earth. This green-oriented robot stands more than four feet, and consists of pot, stem, and five meat-eating buds. As a "plant", it has capability to produce oxygen and moisture, and as a robot it has some additional capability, such as blooming, shaking slightly, and even dancing as response to human nearby. But this plant has great weakness, it has no capability as habitat of soil microorganism and can't produce fruit (who wants to have metal fruit anyway?)

I'm not sure if this metal plant is good alternative for reforestation, but this breakthrough shows that (almost) nothing is impossible for technology development today. But I hope in future this metal plant wouldn't replace organic plant, it's just sad to see everything going artificial...

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