Digital Fern

Lucas Chung

This project will be a robotic limb actuated with hydraulic cylinders using a neural network to move it towards points of light.


The Digital Fern is a robotic limb that uses syringes as hydraulic cylinders and mimics the behavior of plants by unfurling in the presence of light. Users will be invited to interact with it by controlling a light and seeing how the Digital Fern behaves as a reaction.

The Digital Fern is controlled by a simple trained neural network being run on a laptop nearby.


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