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Honda’s Robotic Lawn Mower Creates Perfectly Manicured Gardens

Honda’s Robotic Lawn Mower Creates Perfectly Manicured Gardens
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Alice Chan
  • 22 august 2012

Honda recently introduced the Honda Miimo, the first commercial robotic lawn mower. The perfect solution for those wanting a beautiful lawn but would rather not–or are unable to–mow it themselves, this robotic helper only needs minimal human interaction when working to ensure a beautifully cut lawn, every day, for the length of the mowing season.

Honda Miimo operates a ‘continuous cutting’ system, typically mowing just 2-3mm of grass at a time, several times each week. It cuts in a random pattern, meaning less stress on the grass, more healthy growth and reduced moss and weeds. To prevent the Honda Miimo from running into the neighbor’s yard, a boundary wire, installed under the ground or in the grass around the perimeter of the garden, helps Miimo navigate the garden through an intelligent combination of controls, timers and real-time sensory feedback.

Powered by a high performance lithium-ion battery, it is self-charging, constantly monitoring its battery level and returning to its docking station when it needs to recharge. At launch, Honda Miimo will be available in two models, 300 and 500, offering a maximum perimeter cut of 300m and 500m respectively. Honda Miimo 500 will mow up to a total lawn size of 3,000 square meters, or around half the size of a typical football field, making it suitable for a wide variety of gardens.

The Honda Miimo will be available from Honda Authorized Dealers across Europe in early 2013.

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