Thursday, January 8, 2015

This Sprinkler Always Hits Its Mark

The Year in Robots.  10 Home Robots to Lighten Your Domestic Chores   (The New York Times, 12/24/2014)
At $300, Droplet is a pricey but reliable solution to the problem. Set the sprinkler in place, program the system on a computer or mobile device and connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi router, and the system takes over from there. 

CES 2015: The robots moving in to your house.  (BBC News Technology, 1/7/2015)
"We can accurately target two plants less than 6in [15cm] away from each other and give them very different amounts of water," explains Steve Fernholz, the firm's founder. 

"And we take into account weather data, so if there's an 80% chance of a thunderstorm tonight it'll delay and wait to see if the rain actually falls."

Does not factor in these raindrops.

Spent 8 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard  Hot 100 in June and July 1961.

Related posts:
Your belt needs to wise up.  (1/8/2015)
Let's lock the door and throw away the key.  (1/8/2015)
Public libraries enter the Internet of Things.  (1/8/2015)
The Internet of things as Brave New World.  (1/8/2015)
VW Golf gesture control:  No wristband required.  (1/6/2015)
Tagg your dog.  (1/6/2015)
2015 Consumer Electronics Show preview.  (1/6/2015)
The 'Internet of things' wristband.  (1/6/2015)

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