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Disney’s Botanicus Interactus

Walt Disney had green fingers too

 

Category
Green tech
Type
Company
Location
California
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It might come as a surprise to learn that the Walt Disney Company has a research lab, but they do. Their recent invention, coined ‘Botanicus Interactus’ is a system which allows humans to interact with plants. The process is non-invasive; a single wire placed in the soil connects with the plant and is able to detect when a human comes into contact with it. The weirdest outcome of which allows humans to ‘play’ the plants, just as they would a musical instrument. By no means is this the first example that scientists have fused living matter with the artificial, but it might well be the most playful (pun intended).

Founded By
Disney Research
Year
2012
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Photo via disneyresearch.com
Photo via disneyresearch.com
Photo via disneyresearch.com

Green tech

Merging the latest technologies with plants and flowers