Feeds

Robotic mower goes solar

You'll never have to cut the grass again

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

If that helper monkey you got for Christmas isn’t working out, then cast your eyes upon the latest in grass cutting technology: an eco-friendly and robotic lawnmower.

Automower_Solar_Hybrid

The Automower Solar Hybrid

Automower is described as a solar hybrid lawnmower because it’s powered by a mixture of electricity and solar power, which is captured by the large solar panel on the machine’s top surface.

The robotic mower initially requires lazy gardeners to set-up a mowing perimeter, which tells the machine where to cut. Once this is done, an integrated navigation system monitors the machine’s position.

Should Automower come across an obstacle, such as a child or discarded tricycle, then it’ll reverse and move off in another direction.

It can handle lawns of up to half an acre and will even mow the grass when it’s raining. An alarm and pin-code operation will stop Mr Thomas at number 30 from pinching it.

Automower does cost a staggering $3000 (£2049/€2240), but you can’t put a price on those lazy Saturday afternoons, can you? ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.