Meet Prospero. The Robotic Farmer. - This 8-Bit Life
I was reading www.makezine.com earlier and came across this nifty bot. it’s name is Prospero and it exists solely to cultivate various flora (read: delicious plant life for me to eat). It has a set of ping ultrasonic range sensors, a retractable drill for digging seed holes, a seed depositor and an as yet non-descript method of detecting already planted seeds. if it detects a seed then it moves on to the next viable spot and also informs all other Prospero’s within range that the spot is seeded, thus cutting down on redundancy. This is a very neat robot, I can’t wait to see it developed further. it makes me wish I had a bigger garden so that I would have a reason to commission one.
Check out a thread about it here.