Friday, March 7, 2008

1st Hybrid Domestic Robot : "Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid"

Times are changing for the health of our planet and ultimately for us. The engineers at Husqvarna (Sweden) have been working very hard to design the very first production made Hybrid powered Lawnbot called "Automower Solar Hybrid". This robot is very 'green': 90% is made of recyclable materials, has no direct exhaust emissions, is almost silent since it uses solar panels and rechargeable batteries to run, eliminates the use of fertilizers (uses cut grass instead) and it's fully autonomous. Going for US$4000, this Lawnbot is the Rolls Royce of the pack but it surely puts the sun into good use each day when it goes out to cut your lawn. It would be great to see other robot companies to take note of this great effort set forth by the Husqvarna folks. My two thumbs up for the engineers at Husqvarna!