A $30,000 RG3 Robotic Greens Mower to keep the golf courses trim


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 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 lawnmower, dubbed the RG3 Robotic Greens Mower and developed by Precise Path Robotics Inc. All set to be unveiled soon, this lawnmower 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 household version of this gizmo is already under consideration. Two golf-management companies representing a collective of 100 golf courses in the U.S have already booked these smart robotic mowers.



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.
[WSJ]

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