Honda which has created ASIMO, their first humanoid robot has back with introducing their latest robotic product called Miimo, a robotic lawnmower. With the introducing of Miimo Robotic Lawnmower Honda has entered the fast-growing European robotic lawnmower market. According to Honda, Miimo is their first commercial robotic product for domestic use.
The Miimo is designed to cut 2 to 3mm of grass at a time. It cuts little and often, several times in a week. Honda new robotic lawnmower cut in a random pattern to reduce the grass stress, which will make the grass grow healthier and reduced moss and weeds. The benefit of using this lawnmower is, it cuts the grass into small pieces, and they are dispersed throughout the lawn root system, breaking down quickly to act as a natural fertilizer which improves the health and quality of the grass.
Miimo Robotic lawnmower is using the same system like John Deere Tango E5 Robotic Lawnmower. It comes with three bump sensors, and it will return to its charging station when battery power is low. It’s capable of to climb slopes of 24 degrees and can slow down its wheel speed in order to effectively cut areas of thick grass.
Miimo Robotic lawnmower is ideal for elderly and busy people who don’t have the time or ability to frequently mow their lawns in the traditional way. Miimo will be released in two models, 300 and 500 that offering a maximum perimeter cut of 300m and 500m respectively. It will be ready for European market early next year. Unfortunately, no word on pricing yet.
[ Via Autoblog ]