‘Foolish’ mowers will be replaced by robots – the Economist
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The lawn mower will soon be replaced with a robotic one that can operate in the heat and humidity of the desert, the Economist has reported.
“Robots will be a new and improved way of using the land,” said one of the company’s founders, Mark Boulton, who is also CEO of London-based startup S.T.T., which sells lawn mowing services.
The company plans to start selling the robots at select locations in the US, Europe and Australia.
Mowers, which are designed to operate in a variety of climates, were introduced in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, but have been largely phased out in recent years.
A number of mower brands have also been brought in to the market, but many of them are designed for lawns, rather than the lawns themselves.
In the US the lawn mow is currently available in a wide range of sizes, from 10 inches to a whopping 60 inches.
Robots can now be used to cut grass and plant trees, and can be fitted with solar panels, and are also able to harvest water.
Although the technology has been around for some time, it’s only been in recent months that lawn menders have been able to deliver a lawn with an acceptable amount of cut-grass, and even a good amount of water.
The lawn mower will soon be replaced with a robotic one that can operate in the heat and humidity of…