Self-Planting Bio-Hybrid “Robotic Seeds” Inspired by Nature

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Researchers have unveiled a new class of bio-hybrid robots that mimic the seed-dispersal mechanisms of wild oats. These tiny devices, designed for aerial seeding, can autonomously plant themselves in soil, potentially transforming reforestation and agricultural practices. The robotic seeds are engineered to navigate through the air and embed themselves in the ground upon landing, where they can begin the germination process. This innovation could significantly enhance the efficiency and success rates of planting large areas, especially in hard-to-reach or damaged ecosystems.

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