If you have a lawn of any reasonable size, then you know that keeping up with its maintenance can be a hard and tiresome task. While there are plenty of products on the market to help deal with the more time consuming aspects of lawn mowing, such as the purchase and maintenance of high quality tools and equipment, it can still be both time consuming and expensive to keep up with the grass cutting needs of your property. Shouldn’t we cut down on all this hard work by letting an autonomous robot do the mowing? After all, what could possibly go wrong by placing our faith and trust in advances in robotics?
A lawn mower that you don’t need to operate? That’s great news for the overworked
The age of robot lawn mowers is upon us, and the benefits are huge — no more pulling weeds, no more pushing a heavy machine across your yard and no more spending hours in the sun.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at what exactly a robot lawn mower is and how it works.
What Is a Robotic Lawn Mower?
Robotic lawn mowers use technology to cut your grass while you’re away from home or on vacation. They’re designed much like traditional gas-powered models, but instead of being powered by gasoline or battery power, they run on rechargeable batteries that can be charged overnight or when not in use. Some models come with a docking station where they’ll return after their job is done so you don’t have to worry about finding them later.
How Do They Work?
Robotic lawn mowers are programmed to navigate around obstacles such as trees, flower beds and fences so they don’t damage them while cutting grass. Some models also feature sensors that stop them from hitting objects like patio furniture or small children playing nearby (though this isn’t recommended if you have small children).
This is no longer a pipedream. The age of robot lawn mowers is finally upon us
The first thing you need to know about robotic lawn mowers is that they don’t run on gasoline or electric power. They run on batteries or solar power, which means zero emissions. That’s a big deal for anyone concerned about the environment, but it also means lower maintenance costs and less noise pollution during mowing time (which is usually between 6pm and 8am).
Robot Lawn Mower Benefits:
Low Maintenance Costs
If you’re not familiar with what a robot lawn mower does, it doesn’t actually have a blade to cut grass like most mowers do
The best part about these gadgets is that they’re incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is tell them what area of your yard needs cutting, and they’ll do it for you. It’s simple, convenient, and most importantly, it’s affordable.
It’s also not something that uses gasoline and is loud, smelly and annoying to start
It’s also not something that requires regular maintenance or has a bunch of moving parts that will eventually break down after repeated use, which makes it a perfect fit for anyone who wants their lawn to look great but doesn’t have time to deal with these issues on a regular basis.
What this robot lawn mower does is it uses blades similar to those of a weed wacker that spins at a rate so fast that it looks like a small circular saw blade
The robot lawn mower moves around your yard on wheels, cutting down the grass and weeds as it goes. It can operate for up to 50 minutes before needing recharging, and it can cover up to 3/4 acre in one hour.
The battery will last up to 2 hours after charging, and the mower comes with an app that lets you start and stop it remotely.
The mower also has sensors on board that will help prevent it from running into objects or falling over while operating in uneven terrain.
These small blades slice the blades of grass from the top without damaging the roots, thereby keeping your lawn looking green and healthy all year round
They also give you much more time to spend with your family or doing whatever else you want to do.
Robotic mowers work well in most conditions, but they are not ideal for areas with lots of trees or steep hillsides. The good news is that there are many different models available so you can find one that meets your needs perfectly!
When the battery is low on power, the robotic lawn mower will make its way back over to its charging station on its own, recharge itself and then head back out into your yard to continue cutting until it runs out of juice again or until you tell it otherwise.
Why would anyone want such a thing?
Why not just keep doing things yourself? But there are several reasons why robot lawn mowers could be useful:
They’re safer than manual cutting because they don’t require you to lift anything heavy over your head or stand on slippery surfaces like wet grass or mud
Lawn mower technology is a classic example of where disruptive innovation can give rise to new business, as was the case with Uber and Lyft. Disruptive technology has a tremendous potential for creating jobs, which is especially significant considering that it could dramatically reduce the prospects for physical conflict in other areas of our great world.