This collaboration explores the intersection of plants and tech, from WALL-E to Media Lab alum Harpreet Sareen’s Cyborg Botany projects.
The glowing lily is one of Harpreet Sareen’s botanical “cyborgs”—vegetation he biohacks to serve as environmental watchdogs.
Alum Harpreet Sareen writes about how humans might form a type of symbiosis with the plant kingdom in the future.
Ars Electronica FestivalSeptember 5-9, 2019 at POSTCITY, Linz, Austria 50 years after the Apollo 11 lunar landing, we are seeing …
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
“A plant absorbing water acts as a natural motor, their photosynthesis as optoelectronics, their growth as a 3D printer, and so on.”
The Golden Mouse is a “Best of Show” award that recognizes the best overall submission to the CHI Video Showcase.
The following Media Lab groups and projects are represented at CHI 2019
Space Exploration Initiative research aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard experiment capsule crossed the Karman line for three minutes
The projects on board the Media Lab's first suborbital rocket flight
MIT Media Lab fosters innovation with its motto of 'imagine and realise.'
Sareen is a research affiliate within the Fluid Interfaces group, and worked with lab founder Pattie Maes to develop the project.
A selection of recent press coverage on Elowan, a plant-robot hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes.
While plants at first glance look like static things, they are in fact very busy transmitting bio-electrochemical signals.
Introducing Elowan, a robot-plant hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes, both from MIT Media Lab.
A Parsons and MIT researcher hooked up electrodes to a plant’s leaves to turn it into a robotic sensor.