The Bosch Indego mower is an electric, autonomous mower that can cut 10,700 square feet of grass with little human intervention. Simply install a guide wire on the edge of your lawn and Indego will automatically avoid obstacles including garden gnomes, flower beds, and pets.
The mower uses a charger as a beacon and navigation guide, mowing in straight lines if possible.
Running time is 20 minutes per full charge then a recharge time of 90 minutes.
The Indego is to be released in Scandinavia for $2,000 soon with a world-wide release coming in 2013. Bosch claims the mower to be cheaper than gas-powered mowers and better for the environment. However, $2000 is a steep price to pay when you can do it yourself for much less. But then again, people will pay for the convenience of robotics, although imagine spinning blades and a robot who is suddenly self aware, what a combination.
Source: YouTube / IEEE.org
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