Following the success of the robot sunflower, which responds to hand movements, Japanese artist designer Akira Nakayasu’s taken his passion for plants and robots a little further with the Plant. The name itself doesn’t tell you anything, but this installation for our surprise is a depiction on grass blowing in the wind. The robotic Plant, as we’d call it, has 169 artificial leaves, which respond individually, each controlled by shape memory alloy actuators. The leaves respond to the movement of the hand by moving slowly as if in the wind. To be displayed at the Ars Electronica 2010, the robotic Plant is worth watch. Hit the jump for a video.