US start-up unveils robotic lawn mower

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Graze, a US start-up applying AI and robotics to commercial landscaping, has introduced its new fully autonomous, electric lawn mower model.

Set to launch in 2021, the mower expands the design of the company’s prototype to increase efficiency and maintenance speed for mid-to-large sized commercial lawns.

New features include enhanced cutting blades for trim precision and new sensor capabilities to increase safety and improve GPS-based mapping and computer vision, as well as optimised intelligent insights through advanced machine learning capabilities.

“We are living in new era of artificial intelligence that stands to transform age-old industries,” said John Vlay, CEO for Graze. “Robotics and automation open up a world of efficiency, and when you apply intelligence, traditional models can be completely re-imagined.

“I’ve been in commercial landscaping for more than 35 years, and can confidently say we built a lawn mower that will bring a new level of quality and safety to the market, and we are doing it sustainably. We are excited to unveil the future of commercial lawn-mowing with our new Graze commercial mower.”

According to Graze, the new model has been built to consistently learn and apply data via an intuitive user experience, improving lawn care and creating new optimisation opportunities for fleet operators.

Machine learning, coupled with computer vision and a robust system of sensors enables the commercial mower to map job sites, plan and execute mowing paths, avoid obstacles and dangerous inclines, while continuously collecting and apply data to further improve aesthetic quality and efficiency.

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