WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!?!?
So this artist and researcher named David Bowen has given a houseplant control of an industrial robotic arm and then armed it with a machete… for science.
If you don't know (because I didn't) plants produce tiny electrical signals & David created a system that reads these electrical signals from across the plants leaves and maps them into real time movements.
David's website says, “Essentially the plant is the brain of the robot controlling the machete determining how it swings, jabs, slices and interacts in space.”