LePOT-A Giant Autonomous
Mobile Flower Pot
S.A. has used their robotics experience to animate a giant
autonomous mobile huge flower pot (LePOT) on top of the Lakeside
Technical College of Neuchatel (CPLN). Conceived by the Gruppo
GPM, a group of local artists, the "moving flowerpot" concept was
chosen as winner of a contest held to "beautify" the roof of the
central building of CPLN.
is 2 meters in diameter and 3 meters high, with a 23m carbon-fibre mast
designed to sway aesthetically in the breeze. It weighs over 600kg and
moves at a blinding 6 metres per hour, completely solar powered! LePOT
has 2 drive wheels and ten short-range infrared sensors, controlled by K-Team's Kameleon board
running a genetically-evolved Braitenberg neural network.
LePOT's summer hours of
operation are daily from 9am to 3pm, and you can see an animated GIF video
of the pot in action here.
Can't believe your eyes? Just have to have a pot of your own for the home or
office? With extensive experience in robotics
and control projects, K-Team S.A.
can help you realize your own project!
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