Lawn-mowing robot revealed by Israeli company

Berlin (dpa) – A new lawn-mowing robot designed to handle yards of up to 3,000 square metres is going on sale soon thanks to Israeli company Friendly Robotics.

The Robomow RS 630 has a 56-centimetre cutting swath and can be programmed so it starts its work at specified times of day by itself and even returns to its charging station when it’s done.

Robots pick their own starting point in the garden, which should guarantee that they should cut everything evenly, even in hard-to-reach corners, says the company.

But the robot still needs some supervision: owners should fence off parts of their lawn they don’t want mowed.

Grass clippings, as well as leaves and twigs, are cut up and worked into the ground as mulch.

The robot costs 2,779 euros ($4,260 NZD).