PlotBot is designed to be FarmBot's little brother. The design is currently in active development with little/nothing to show for it above the basic idea.
PlotBot is being designed to run on raised rails, that are permanently in place, using caterpillar tracks instead of a motor and belt approach. This has 2 distinct advantages over the original design: - PlotBot can turn corners. tracks can be curved, and PlotBot can treat the corner as a straight section of track, just continuing around the corner. It is not advised to have plants on the corner section. - PlotBot can be moved to other beds/track sections. This allows a multi bed approach with minimal human intervention - Theoretically, PlotBot can run on the ground - A more basic Universal Tool Mount has been designed. This UTM has less(?) features.
The Basic UCM (BCM) is somewhat different to the UCM, while maintaining the same layout for compatibility.