Re: [mowbot] Cordless lawn mower modification.

Ben Bailey (bbailey nospam at
Fri, 8 May 1998 16:44:45 -0400

Will it be able to back up?
Ben Bailey
917 Stream Valley Trail
Alpharetta, GA 30022
email: bbailey nospam at

> From: Paul Jurczak <pauljurczak nospam at>
> To: mowbot nospam at
> Subject: Re: [mowbot] Cordless lawn mower modification.
> Date: Friday, May 08, 1998 4:01 PM
> ---Ben Bailey <bbailey nospam at> wrote:
> >
> > That's interesting. I had originally approached a similar idea using
> > ultrasonic beacons in the yard, then triangulation. I later decided
> that
> > the ultrasonics wouldn't work too well - too much noise interference.
> >
> > So, are you planning on triangulating on these object (play set, house
> > wall, etc.) to some sort of map of the yard? If so, is this unique
> to your
> > yard, or general purpose?
> Ultimately it will be general purpose, but the first step is to make
> it working in my backyard. If I decide to commercialize it I would
> bring it up to the level where it can mow lawns of my neighbours after
> short training. That requires robot to be able to map the area and
> update it (change in landscaping etc.). To do so, it has to recognize
> at least grass and non-grass objects. To be robust it probably needs
> to know more than these two categories.
> ==
> Paul Jurczak
> <pauljurczak nospam at>
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