The Role of AI in Modern Lawn Care: The Intelligence Behind Robot Mowers

The Role of AI in Modern Lawn Care: The Intelligence Behind Robot Mowers

AI is fast become a normal part of our daily lives. It connects us with loved ones at the touch of a button, it allows us to turn lights and devices on and off using voice control, and it helps us to keep our homes and gardens clean and tidy.

Published: January 2024

Robot mowers are one form of AI which combines convenience with accessibility, quality, and unrivalled results.

In fact, if you ask us, robot mowers are proof of the capability that can come from AI, and how much better artificial intelligence can be when funnelled into the right devices and projects. Lawns which are cared for using robot lawn mowers are undoubtedly better kept – with robot mowers also delivering on sustainability goals and time and resource-saving for groundskeeping teams.

In this blog, we’re looking at the benefits of AI through the eyes of a robot mower – considering how robot mowers work, why they’re so beneficial, and how they underpin the role of AI in 2024 and beyond.

How does a robot mower work?

A robot mower is a small robot, constructed with a protective outer shell which conceals a series of rotating heads and blades underneath. Able to be set remotely to cut grass to a specific height and density, robot mowers are adjustable and incredibly versatile – and can tackle vast expanses of even the more unkempt lawn and grass patches.

The mower works via the pre-programmed settings which you, the user, tune into it. With everything from the boundary of the mowed patch to obstacles and grass height able to be programmed into the device via the app, robot mowers operate using a ‘set it and forget it’ feature; that is, simply tune the right settings and let it do its thing.

The benefits of robot mowers are ten-fold. For one thing, they remove the need to manually mow the grass – often considered the most arduous and boring of outside maintenance tasks – therefore freeing your team up to focus on more interesting projects. They are also convenient and can work optimally come rain or shine, during the day or at night. And they do all of this while protecting and even nurturing the ground that they are helping to mow and maintain; with the following section dedicated to sustainability and the role of AI in supporting eco-friendly goals.

How robot mowers support sustainability goals

If there’s one thing that we all know we need to focus more on in the coming years, its sustainability.

Robot mowers engage the benefits of AI by taking the grass clippings that they cut away and mulching them back into the ground. In addition to this, robot mowers are known to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% when compared with traditional lawn mowers, and they deliver such high quality and precise results that you can rest assured they will complete the job in record time and with no mistakes.

Running on batteries which are refuelled when the mower returns to its charging port using the integrated homing beacon, this really is an example of AI working for you as well as with you.

Are robot mowers a good example of AI at work?

We would argue yes – because of the way that robot and automated lawn mowers deliver convenience to users, without skimping on quality or precision.

Lawn mowers that are operated remotely using AI are delivering excellent results across professional football pitches and golf courses, because of the way that they cut the lawn to a precise, pre-programmed height and stick within the boundaries laid out by the user via their remote app. What’s more, lawn mowers can be programmed to cut the lawn at a time that suits the user or ground manager – whether that be overnight or in the middle of the day.

AI is all about bringing convenience to the modern world – with robot lawn mowers ticking that box for outside specialists and groundskeepers alike.

If you’ve already tried a robot mower or seen one at work, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this! And if you’re in the market for a brand new robot mower for your own team, to optimise efficiency and deliver unrivalled results every time, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Groundtech team directly.  

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