With summer quickly approaching the smell of cut grass will soon be filling suburban air. That doesn’t mean that you need to actually go outside and enjoy that aroma. Robots have already taken over our living room in the form of the vacuuming Roomba, so why not our lawns?
To solve this “problem” Kyodo America created the LawnBott series of robot mowers. The particular model that we’re highlighting here is the LB1500 SpyderEVO. LawnBotts use perimeter wire technology to keep the mowing bots in the yard with a range of up to 10,000 square yards; Kyodo America says that the LB1500 is designed for mid-sized yards. You know, in case your yard is the size of a three story McMansion.
LawnBotts come with bumb sensors built in to the devices. These sensors respond to in-lawn obstacles, like fountains or kid toys, and cause the mower to reverse. The perimeter wire works on a similar principle with sensors in the LB1500 detecting the wire as it comes close to the edge of grass.
SpyderEVOs run for about 3.5 hours before needing a recharge, however, if you get the optional Docking Station the LB1500 will find it and recharge on its own. According to KA, LawnBotts come with 4-wheel-drive to allow them to cover any terrain and slopes up to 27 degrees. These mowing bots don’t tip the scales either at a manageable 24 pounds, battery included.
Check out the video below to see the LB1500 SpyderEVO in action: