Where Is My Electric Hybrid Robotic Lawnmower?

by:Jiali     2020-07-31
Where is my flying car? Where is my electric hybrid robotic lawnmower? Why can't I have these things now, we obviously have the technology. Yes, it's true, and the technology is getting better, and it will all soon be here. As a matter of fact, your robotic lawnmower will be on the store's inventory list very soon. Now then, let's talk about this for second shall we?
Gizmag had a great article online the other day titled; 'John Deere's TANGO E5 autonomous lawnmower,' by Steve Polak posted on June 14, 2012. The article stated; 'The unit is powered by a 36 volt, 2600 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery and will mow an area of up to 1,800 square meters. This space has to be defined by a user/specialist dealer installed boundary wire that helps to keep the mower from heading across the road and visiting your neighbor's petunia bed.'
Now then, I'm sorry but that's just totally cool. As I recall they have been talking about this for over 25 years, and there have been numerous pieces in Popular Mechanics, and in MIT's Technology Review about the future of the robotic lawnmower. Indeed, back in 1999 I read a dissertation from a computer scientist working with artificial intelligence that had created a program to do just that. Well, it's finally here, and John Deere is now making these devices, and you can actually buy one.
Does this mean that your landscaper will soon be out of business? Well, give it another decade, and the answer would be right. Personally, I like the idea of having a quieter electric lawnmower which does not make any noise, and one I can turn on during my own time schedule, rather than being woken up in the morning because my neighbors decided not hire a gardener who thought it was a good idea to start at six o'clock or eight o'clock in the morning.
There is also a huge cost benefit. Consider if you will the cost to cut, edge, and blow; that is to say to cut the lawn, edge it, and then blow all of the excess off of the sidewalk, patio, and walkways. Wouldn't it be great if all of that could be done by a robotic machine? Sure it would. As you can see, I want one, and although the price is a little steep, it would be great if I got one of these things, and allowed my neighbors to use it, or if we could share it, so we can all sleep better without all the noise and save $100s of dollars per month each on mowing and landscaping services.
I too envision a time when there will be robotic tree trimmers, ones which will cut your bushes with a round or square hedge, or even like Edward Scissor-hand with really cool designs like Mickey Mouse hedges for instance. Indeed, the future will be great, and we will all save a lot of money a landscaping. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this, unless you are landscaper and you are worried about your future in the industry.
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