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Droplet Water Sprinkler Is Intelligent, Environmental And Kind Of Cute

25/03/2014 11:14 | Updated 25 March 2014

Traditional garden sprinklers waste 56% of the water they spray so what you need is an intelligent - and kind of cute - robotic helper.

Meet Droplet who is just those things.

Once programmed with the location and type of plants you own, Droplet will be able to autonomously negotiate your garden.

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Droplet

What's more it even checks the weather forecast to determine how much water is needed.

It can even do non-horticultural tasks such as filling up your pet's water bowl.

It's makers reckon it can reduce water consumption by up to 90% saving both money and the environment.

So, following in the wake of the Roomba, perhaps this is the start of the home run by miniature robots performing everyday tasks - there's already a robotic litter box.

Unfortunately the Droplet is currently only available in the US for $299 (£181).

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