Most roses have thorns, but cyborg roses that were recently created in a Swedish laboratory have transistors and electrodes. Researchers at Linköping University have created bionic roses incorporating electronic materials which are compatible with plants. Details surrounding this incredible creation were published Friday in the journal Science Advances. One of their bionic roses have electronic circuits that run along its stem. Another rose can change color when a voltage is applied to it.
Swedish researchers have created analog and digital electronic circuits within living plants. The team at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), under the direction of Professor Magnus Berggren, has used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic circuits. The below text gives more information as to what a cyborg rose is and its potential benefits to our society.
"The roots, stems, leaves, and vascular circuitry of higher plants are responsible for conveying the chemical signals that regulate growth and functions. From a certain perspective, these features are analogous to the contacts, interconnections, devices, and wires of discrete and integrated electronic circuits. Although many attempts have been made to augment plant function with electroactive materials, plants' "circuitry" has never been directly merged with electronics," the statement reads, adding that "analog and digital organic electronic circuits and devices have been manufactured in living plants."