Being a die-hard fan of the Terminator movie series, I can’t help but give in to the speculations of many and believe that the world of tomorrow might just be at risk of being taken over by robots. Well, with the advent of this latest robotic gizmo, I am forced to believe that the process of robots entering our homes is slowly underway. The aforementioned gizmo is a robotic lawn mower, dubbed the RG3 Robotic Greens Mower and developed by Precise Path Robotics Inc. All set to be unveiled soon, this lawn mower has been specifically designed for golf courses and bears a $30,000 price tag. The smart mower has sensors inside it that can instantly detect when a gopher jumps in front of it. The sensors then make the mower change its course. Its usefulness for our own backyards and lawns cannot be ignored. In fact, I am sure a house hold version of this gizmo is already under consideration. Two golf-management companies that represent a collective 100 golf courses in the U.S have already booked these smart robotic mowers.
To the RG3 Robotic Greens Mower project was realized after the company raised $4.5 million in funding from angel backers Scott A. Jones and Charlie Staples to give it $10 million in total backing.
The company however is not in the mood to stop with just mowers. The company also plans to develop several other robots including those that remove snow, repave parking lots and do specialty painting work.