Cbot - Plant Maintenance Robot 1 Preliminary Development Projects Updated 9/17/15 Key Search Words: ROBOT, ROBOTICS, ROBOTIC VISION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AI Plant progress upstairs after two months!

The two month mark is passed today, and the Chineese sugar peas are almost 6 feet tall and starting to flower. The robo radishes are coming along much more slowly, I dont see any red sticking up yet but they are getting leaves that are 8 inches long.

Here are a few shots taken this week of the current setup:

Left: Cybernetic Chineese Sugar Peas - climbing up the window blinds now. (image blacked out for security reasons)
Left: The robot this morning with its new motors and wheels waiting for the next morning.
Left: Robo-Radishes! The little red cap hung by wires in the funnel is the "Watering Truth Cup" and fills with water when the funnel gets watered. Thats how I know the plants got watered for the day. I dump it out every evening.
Left: Pea flower. I will cross pollinate them with a small paint brush so they get seeds.
Left: Window blinds with the same flower. The tendrills of the pea shoot are climbing up the blinds. Soon they will reach the ceiling. Then what do I do?

Interested in learning more on the development of this robot? Here are previous uploads - LATEST AT THE BOTTOM:

Previous Articles
1. Plant watering sensors
2. Cbot basic concepts and project definition
3.  Docking sensor, battery charging and FSM explained
4.  Development of the water tank, pump and feed mechanism
5.  Development of the reservoir refill system
6.  Incorporating the Triple axis magnetometer for compass navigation
7. Installing the final components - Bumper Switch Array
8.  Night - Day - Night Detection to trigger watering task
9.  Planter Water Distribution System for Autonomous Watering
10.  Plant progress upstairs after two weeks!