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Telegarden

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The Telegarden was a robotic art installation that allowed anyone on the Internet to interact with a remote garden. Users teleoperated a robot arm to plant, water, and monitor the progress of living plants.

Creator
The Telegarden Project
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
1995
Type
Research, Telepresence, Entertainment
Creator
The Telegarden Project
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
1995
Type
Research, Telepresence, Entertainment

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Specs

FEATURES
Equipped with a SCARA industrial robot. End-effector fitted with a camera, a watering line, and a seed dibble.
HEIGHT
152 cm | 59.8 in
LENGTH
182 cm | 71.7 in
WIDTH
182 cm | 71.7 in
WEIGHT
1000 kg | 2205 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Color CCD camera (on the robot arm) and external cameras.
ACTUATORS
Adept four-axis industrial robot arm.
POWER
Power supply for robot and an air compressor for the seed pickup system.
COMPUTING
Three PCs
SOFTWARE
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) code written in C.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
5 (Robot: 4 DoF; Seed planting system: 1 DoF)
MATERIALS
Aluminum frame, plastic plumbing.
COST
$100,000 (approximate)
STATUS
Discontinued
HISTORY
The Telegarden, created at the University of Southern California, was first exhibited at the Interactive Media Festival in Los Angeles in 1995. The next year it moved to the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, where it was on exhibit and available 24 hours a day for eight years. It was finally disabled in August 2004. The project leads were Ken Goldberg and Joseph Santarromana, and the project team included George Bekey, Steven Gentner, Rosemary Morris, Carl Sutter, Jeff Wiegley, and Erich Berger.
WEBSITE
http://goldberg.berkeley.edu/garden/Ars/

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