Re: [mowbot] motor power

Doug Smith (dougs nospam at
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 11:28:44 -0600

>At this point we need another experiment: just how powerful a
>motor do we need to move the (unknown) weight of the Mowbot over rough
>grass at (say) 0.2m/s against the (unknown) drag of the cutting device?

That drag of cutting will not be constant either. We will probably want to
sense the speed of the cutting motor. When it slows down due to heavy or
wet grass patches, the drive wheels can be slowed to compensate and avoid
stalling the cutter.

Doug Smith  *  dougs nospam at