A personal robotic lawn mower that runs on the grass it cuts
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We have vacuums that move without a push and calculators that do math for us, but where’s the technology to lighten yard work chores? Wouldn’t it be nice to never mow your lawn again?
EcoMow designers must have been asking the same question. The group, founded by a team of engineers and business students from George Mason University, have solved the problem of big yards and long grasses. The EcoMow is a self-run lawn mower that fuels itself with the grass it cuts.
You also don’t need to drive it—at all. The EcoMow uses Google Maps-driven software that’s compatible with Android devices to navigate your yard. All you have to do is input the layout of the lawn and then go make yourself a drink.