Hortibot to Zap Weeds

Posted 11 Jul 2007 at 14:33 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Work at Aarhus University in Denmark hopes to produce a bolt-on accessory package for mowing robots to provide both simple weeding tools and possibly even lasers for zapping undesirable plant growth. The system can also be used to dispense chemicals in a very focused way in order to reduce environmental impact. Hortibot is not completely autonomous but still claims an improvement in work efficiency. The project list includes squeezing Hortibot's Linux-based controller into the size of a credit card, and allowing a mobile phone to retrieve system status - iMow anyone?

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