Robotic Lawn Mowers
Wouldn’t it be great when we can just program something to do a certain task? Well we are almost there thanks to robotic lawn mowers. Right now there are two types of robotic lawn mowers namely the friendly robot and the lawnbott.
The friendly robot is just great because you can easily program it to do cut the grass. It also has sensors and child lock features so you are sure it can cut the grass evenly and pose no threat to children. The lawnbott happens to be smaller and more efficient than the friendly robot. Other than that, it can do the same thing like the robotic lawn mower.
Both are battery operated and can be recharged so you don’t have to buy any new batteries once these are worn out. This you can say is also its shortcoming because if you have a big yard, you will have to recharge it for some time before it can complete the rest of the yard. In terms of how much electricity it consumes, some estimate that this will only be $7 to $10 per season.
There are two ways that robotic lawn mowers are guided. First these are guided by wires that have been planted in the ground. The second is by or the global positioning system.
What will probably make you reconsider buying a robotic lawn mower is the price.
The cheapest one you will ever find is a little over $500 but it is not automatic so you will have to control this via remote. For those that are hands free, the price range is from $1500 to $15,500 but this model can cut up to acres. This means that there are a few lawn mowers out there that sell for the same price than a riding lawn mower!
But if you think about it, convenience and environmental friendliness are there since you don’t have to do this chore anymore. You can pack it away when it is finished but before you do that, make sure you clean the undercarriage.
To date, robotic lawn mowers are the second largest category of robots being operated in homes. Early last year, the Swedes launched a new type of lawn mower that happens to be more environmental friendly than before.
This is because their robotic lawn mower does not need any batteries. It is solar powered and can cut about half an acre of grass on its own. Just like other robotic lawn mowers, it is guided by wire that is buried along the perimeter of the property. It also comes with safety features and for those might try to steal it, there is a built in theft deterrent alarm.
Robots have slowly replaced a few of the things we used to do by hand. A good example is in the automotive industry where machines are now the ones assembling certain parts. This just means that it is inevitable that certain chores will also be done by machines and the robotic lawn mower is just one of many we see now and will soon encounter in the future.
You can buy your own robotic lawn mower from various stores and online. You should read the reviews, compare their prices and check out their warranty before you buy it so you are sure you get good value for your money.