Assuming that plants behave like colonies with many independent but connected parts, this text describes a board design to emulate a cellular automata principle as a solution to biomimetic those organisms. The developed hardware speculates the behaviour of nodes as a result of the conditions of their neighbours, simulating the concept of a small world. Each designed board easily accommodates one to four neighbours connected by cable wiring. A firmware was also produced. It helped to read the states of the neighbouring sensors and actuators before a node made a local decision. Using the board, we built a robotic plant composed of five flowers/nodes whose individual behaviour is codependent on the neighbours’ behaviour. This extended abstract presents the preliminary results of this experiment.

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