THE ROBOTS ARE COMING
They’re coming. Just like a Hollywood movie the robots are here, but they’re not bent on world domination; they simply want to maintain your lawn. Although automated lawn maintenance has been around for some time new technologies and innovations have allowed every home to own a bot knowing that safety and reliability are at the forefront of the manufacturers mind.
What are They?
Automatic robot lawn mowers or LawnBots are a great way to make sure that your lawn is maintained, re-fertilized and kept pristine without the time and effort usual garden maintenance comes with. New technologies like lithium Ion batteries, exemplary artificial intelligence and rigid skeletal improvements have increased sales and installations of these amazing little bots. Top end LawnBots work on a preset schedule, are one hundred percent emissions free and are designed not to assault their human owner’s ears. This means your lawn can be mowed at any time, twenty four seven and in almost any weather conditions without interrupting your precious rest and relaxation. Smart intelligence means that you do not even need to charge your bot! A signal is sent to the unit to return to its charging station when battery levels begin to become low.
Professional service providers will set up your LawnBot for you after carefully considering your lawn maintenance requirements. Perimeter wires are used to demarcate flower beds, preventing your bot from tumbling into your blossoming floral arrangements and ensuring that bordering areas are cleanly cut. A sheltered charging or docking station will be set up for your LawnBot to rest and literally recharge; this charging station will however need to be plugged into an external source of electricity. And that is it! Your LawnBot will look after itself from there on out. It’s preprogrammed cutting schedule and AI telling it when and how to maintain your lawn.
High end LawnBots cut grass regularly meaning that the off cuts are generally tiny and nowhere near the unsightly smothering quantities or a bi weekly or even weekly cut. Your lawn will always be at optimal length meaning it won’t only look smart, but will always be fertilized by its own miniscule clippings. Unlike regular mowers, automated mowers do not collect grass clippings as it is not necessary. Usually, weekly or bi weekly mows scatter lawns with a thick blanket of clippings that smother the newly cut lawn below. Because lawn bot continuously maintains your lawn, the clippings produced are small and offer your lawn the nutrients it needs to stay green and healthy all year round.
The Environmental Aspect
LawnBots run on Lithium Ion batteries. With a more than 50% recycle rate and extended lifespan, Lithium Ion batteries are the way of the future. Short charging times and long running times not only save your power bill but ensure that your bot is not contributing to major damaging environmental factors such as fuel emissions. No petrol or gas is required to run the bot and noise factors are almost completely eliminated. Newer models of bots run at 58 decibels, around the same noise level as your refrigerator or newer model dishwasher. This means that your bot can run at night without disturbing the neighbors or any surrounding wildlife that may be nestled in your garden.
It is understandable that one would feel skeptical about the safety of a fully automated machine casually cruising around your yard, blades whirling. The LawnBot however comes with some nifty integrated safety measure that makes it extremely safe to own. The bot is designed to not only stop its forward or backward motion when an obstacle is in its path but to stop cutting altogether. The bot will, once it has recalculated, move off in another direction, away from the obstacle. The bot is also programmed to stop cutting the moment that it is lifted or tilted off the floor.
Each LawnBot comes with its own unique pin codes selected and inputted by the owner of the unit, meaning no one can access your bot without first knowing the code. Further to this, the bot comes with an integrated GPS tracking system allowing you, the owner to knows where your bot is at any given time.
Obstacles – Proximity sensors reduce speed as bot approaches. Bump sensors allow Bots to reverse course when needed.
Rest – Built in battery monitoring alert Bots when charging is required. A quick trip to the charging base and they are ready to work again in no time!
Contours – Boundary wire allows for custom design and increased maneuverability. Free form planting beds are no challenge to our Bots.
Control – Have complete control over your Bot form any smartphone or computer
Rain – Just when the local landscape company is calling it a day due to rain, your Bot will be heading out to work. Designed to work rain or shine!
Security – Unique pin codes and real time GPS tracking ensure the safety of each Bot.
Terrain – Designed to handle slopes up to 45 degrees. Sensors ensure the Bots safely navigate even the most extreme terrain.