Fiodor
A plant pot that turns a seed into an artificial pet.

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design & Engineering.

Fiodor is an arduino protype for a bionic pet. Just take care of it and watch it grow. Thanks to the actuators and sensors housed inside, it will interact through gestures with you. For example, If it is thirsty, it will nod in discomfort; if it its cold, it will shiver.

Technology is used to infuse a plant with a relatable behaviour. As Artificial Intelligence moves forward these companions will have a growing role in our lives. For instance, robotic dogs are used in nursing homes in Japan to treat depression and loneliness, in an attempt to replace human affection.

2013