The Bosch robot lawn mower is just one of many robotic mowers being manufactured today. Just like the robot vacuums have saved time vacuuming, the Bosch robotic mower will allow its owner, to sit in the shade or take a swim in the pool, while the robotic mower is slaving away in your yard, fighting the heat, while you drink a nice cold orange drink.
Of course there are some yards, that can’t be mowed by this lawn mower. For instance our yard has a ditch, that has to be traversed by going up and down the length of the ditch. I would be surprised if this mower could handle this, as there are obstacles like electric poles and wires to avoid.
However if you have a more conventional rectangular or square yard, this could work well. One drawback for this robotic lawn mower is that it only mows for 20 minutes, before needing to be recharged. Then it needs 90 minutes to recharge.
For example if you start the mower at 9:00 AM, it would run till 9:20 AM, then it would be 10:50 AM, before it could be used again for another 20 minutes, which means it would stop running at 11:10 AM. It would be 12:40 PM before it could run again for another 20 minutes, stopping at 1:00 PM and then not starting again, till 2:30 PM. If you have a huge yard, this could be a lengthy process, before the entire yard has been mowed.
It might be smart to find another robotic lawn mower, which mows longer before needing charged again. The main advantage of the mower is that you would not need to use gasoline. The $2,000 price tag may prevent a lot of potential customers from buying it.
However, elderly people could save money, that they would have spent paying neighborhood kids to mow their lawn, once their initial investment is covered by savings on gasoline and not paying someone to mow their yard.
What will be next invention to save the already lazy American more work? We already have self-cleaning ovens, robotic vacuums, robotic lawn mowers, remote controls for televisions that save endless trips to change stations manually, automatic dish washers that save washing each dish individually and microwave ovens that take seconds to warm food, which otherwise would take minutes.
Too much automation in our lives has to have an effect on our health, either now or years from now. Someday in the future conventional bicycles will be replaced, by motor-driven bicycles which will take less exertion and end the health benefits of riding a bicycle.
As time goes by, there will be more and more products that save time and money, but they are only a detriment to our health and well-being.
The video in the article below shows how the mower operates: