Embracing Bots

By on Jun 1, 2023 in Technology

Being a property owner can be a laborious job. Summer is fast approaching, so lawn care is a top priority. Unless you have the budget for a lawn care and landscaping service, Artificial Intelligence in recent years has made some remarkable robots. Here are some robots to use this summer to make yard work easier.

Garden gnome relaxing while bots do the work

First, to start with the lawn itself. If owning a large property and needing assistance maintaining the grass but hired help is not working out, have no fear. Imagine mowing the lawn was as easy as clicking a few buttons on your phone. This is a reality with robot lawnmowers that work the same as robot vacuum cleaners for the interior.

Robot lawnmowers are unique because they learn the environment using a smart map or GPS. It mows like people, navigating the yard and cutting efficiently in straight back-and-forth lines. If the battery runs low, the robot will return to the docking station, charge automatically, then return to finish the lawn. Have total control over where the robot goes so that it will stay on course and out of the neighbor’s properties or in garden beds.

Of course, there are some downsides to lawn mower robots, especially for those living in hilly, sloped land, so keep that in mind. There are a plethora of robot lawnmowers to choose from now but read reviews and choose one that would be best suited for your property lawn care needs.

No green thumb is required to have an impeccable exterior with flowers and native plants for the bees and butterflies. Move over garden gnomes because the Hexa all-terrain robot is here. Again, it is easy to control all from a smartphone. It can walk, climb, take photos and videos, ramp up security, and even dance. This little robot’s sole mission is to take care of plants, and it will even chase down the sun or retreat into the shade as needed all day long. When it is in the sun, its head can rotate 360 degrees to ensure every single leaf soaks up the light, and when the plant needs to be watered, the Hexa will do a cute thirsty dance to get your attention. It has various “eyes,” including an infrared sensor, a distance sensor and a 720p camera with night vision. It has built-in WiFi and various USB ports to expand its many talents. So sure, it might not be as cute as a garden gnome, but it’s more practical!

The goal is to keep your property looking like the best in the neighborhood, and there is nothing worse than stepping in dog poop. Days of scooping up poop are soon over with this robot in the works that will pick up dog droppings on the lawn. The Beetl is an autonomous robot that locates dog poop, rolls over to it and picks it up.

The Beetl has a front camera and computer vision to help it navigate and avoid bumping into other objects as it rolls across the lawn in search of poop piles. As the owner, you can program boundaries within the robot’s vision, like the entire property or dog park area, and control it to not go into the street. Also, like the lawnmower robots, it will return to its base and automatically recharge when the battery is running low. Unfortunately, it is not on the market yet, but be on the lookout for it soon.