[mowbot] Existing Robotic Mower.

John D. Sotack (sotackj nospam at frontiernet.net)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 06:05:24 -0700

To learn about an existing solor powered robotic mover, look at the web

A wire is placed around the yard to show the robot its boundaries. It
apparently spends alot of time cutting (perhaps all day). It has an alarm
that goes off if someone picks it up without putting in a code or if it
otherwise gets in trouble. The price is around $2000 (US) and a video is
advertised at the above page for $4.99 (US).

> From: Christopher Collins <pcollins nospam at informix.com>
> To: mowbot nospam at dragon.swansea.linux.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [mowbot] Blades and string
> Date: Wednesday, September 25, 1996 8:51 AM
> Here's my twopence worth anyway.
> As regards blades. What if a cylinder type blade (like the old manual
> push along mowers) be put in our mowbot. This lessens the chance of
> stones being thrown and so is a safer design. Also this can be
> mecanically tied to the drive wheels so that when the mowbot stops so
> does the blade.
> I also think some sort of sensor should be put on the mowbot so that
> when a person or animal comes near the mowbot it stops dead in its
> tracks until the person or animal moves away, i.e. a 1 meter radius.
> This means that a child or the family pet doesn't get injured when it
> gets near, therefore a safer design.
> No matter what type of blade you decide to use I think that when anybody
> comes within a certain distance the blade should stop spinning!
> I hope thats been helpful.
> Christopher.
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