The Grass Is Always Greener With a Roomba-Style Lawn Mower

Now here's a job we'll happily let the robots take

By Evan Bleier

 
The Grass Is Always Greener With a Roomba-Style Lawn Mower
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12 April 2017

It's becoming increasingly clear that robots are coming for our jobs

But as far as we're concerned, the job Honda’s new bot is coming for is totally up for grabs.

Designed to cut the grass better than Carl Spackler ever did, the Miimo is a robotic lawn mower that can work unattended within a set boundary area and will automatically return to its docking base to recharge when its lithium-ion battery falls to 30% full.

Programmed with three different cutting modes for dealing with open, narrow or mixed areas of grass, the Miimo has independent 360-degree sensors to prevent it from running into obstacles and will automatically stop in its tracks if it makes solid contact with a foreign object.

Robot Mower (2 images)

To prevent would-be thieves from stealing it, the Miimo sounds an alarm if it is picked up off the ground and will only start working again once its unique anti-theft PIN code has been entered.

Available in two different models — one of which can mow for up to an hour and cover up to three-quarters of an acre — the Miimo starts at $2,500 and will be available starting in June.

Looks like the neighbor's kid is gonna have to get a paper route this summer. 

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