[mowbot] Lawn Ranger

robin nospam at acm.org
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 02:51:17 +0100

Doug Smith <dougs nospam at mcs.com> wrote:
> The old Radio Electronics "Lawn Ranger" used used a row of IR emitters and
> detectors to see where grass was located. You first had to manually mow
> the yard perimeter and around anything you didn't want mowed. Then the
> mower would follow the grass line. The initial manual mowing is a
> downside, but it does eliminate the problem of detecting position or
> surface composition.
It doesn't meet my ``autonomous'' requirement, so it's out.


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