Get Ready for Robotic Lawn Mowers

by Christopher Freeburn | March 20, 2013 11:46 am

Get Ready for Robotic Lawn Mowers

lawbott 300x191 Get Ready for Robotic Lawn Mowers[1]Everyone wants a nicely trimmed lawn. Few people, however, enjoy pushing a lawn mower to cut it, especially on a hot summer day.

Tired homeowners now have another option. They can let a robot cut their lawns[2]. Battery powered, automated lawn mowers are available from a number of manufacturers, the Dayton Daily News reports.

Americans have grown used to robot vacuum cleaners like iRobot’s (NASDAQ:IRBT[3])¬†popular Roomba, but robotic lawnmowers have been slower to take off. That may be due to the price. Automated lawn mowers from Kyodo America’s LawnBott are priced between $2,000 and $5,300 and require installation.

Still, industry research groups say that the market for lawn robots is poised to explode. By 2015, sales of domestic robots are expected to hit $4.8 billion, with demand for automated lawnmowers predicted to grow sharply.

A number of manufacturers have produced robotic lawnmowers, including Husqvarna, Honda (NYSE:HMC[4]) and Deere (NYSE:DE[5]).

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/lawbott.jpg
  2. let a robot cut their lawns: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/business/robotic-lawn-mowers-see-growing-demand/nWrDP/
  3. IRBT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IRBT
  4. HMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HMC
  5. DE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DE

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