USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Indigo Award 2020 Winner
Despite growing trends in houseplants, many people struggle to effectively take care of their plants. There is a knowledge gap in plant care because the information that is available is often vague and hard to understand. Every plant is unique, with different needs, so specific information is hard to find.
A social robot that helps you take care of plants. Bud is a two-part system consisting of a face-tracking voice assistant that displays emotions on its screen, and sensors that can gather and record plant health information.
This project lasted 10 weeks.
I contributed to primary and secondary research. My primary role was using Arduino, Python, and MIT App Inventor to program movement, face tracking, and voice commands.
Varun Khatri: Project Lead
Aparna Somvanshi: Research Lead
Sheryl Chan: Branding Lead
Madeline Walz: Product Lead