No more dead plants in your house! If you have a spare $949 in your pocket, that is. Robotics has already come a long way and we now have robots performing functions we didn’t even dream about. One such innovative machine is Hexa – a spider-like robot that takes care of your plants and literally helps to keep them alive. If you’re one of those people who like to have some greenery around their house but occasionally (or more often than you care to admit) forget watering your plants, then it might be a good idea to invest in Hexa.

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This spider-like robot will help you maintain your plants by literally chasing down sunlight

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The specific needs of a certain plant may depend upon its species but one thing is for certain: in order to thrive, they need water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide. Now if you’re a bit absent-minded, the Hexa robot will help take care of the first two for you – it will literally chase down sunlight so that your plant will get plenty of it and when there’s enough of it, it will seek shade. Hexa also spins around when in the sun to distribute sunshine on all sides of the plant.

And it will let you know when they are thirsty and need watering

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Hexa will “dance” when the plant is happy and thriving and if it needs watering, the robot will stamp its legs to let you know. Its limbs are pretty agile, too, as Hexa has been designed to handle sudden drops and to basically move around anything.

However, the robot carries out other functions, too

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You can play with it in this way – in the picture above, you can see the plant caretaker giving a human a double high-five. The robot also has a camera built in it with night vision so that you can investigate all the suspicious noises around the house without you having to leave your room. In addition to this, it has WiFi and USB ports.

The creator of Hexa is hopeful about the future of the robot

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Tianqi Sun, the creator of Hexa said: “Each life has its own default settings, including human beings. For millions of years, humans have been following their settings, and it’s not until the last century that we started to break those laws. We invented submarines, airplanes, and the Apollo Program, essentially helping us to break our default settings.If human beings always try to break the settings with technology, how about plants? I do not know the answer, but I would love to try to share some of this human tendency and technology with plants. With a robotic rover base, plants can experience mobility and interaction. I do hope that this project can bring some inspiration to the relationship between technology and natural default settings.”

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In case you’re interested in buying the robot, follow the link.

However, people on the Internet had conflicting opinions about the invention