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Monday, 03 July 2017 16:00

Pioneer Robotics launches DreamRobot Lawn Mower: password protected!

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Do robots dream of electric shearing? Without positronic brains, likely not, with the only shearing happening being that of the green, green grass of home.

Sick to death of petrol lawnmowers losing their sputter and cutter, setting your heart aflutter with the pain of your Victa, making you wish you could bomb it with an interdictor?

Well, set your worries aside, and open your wallet, for the robot revolution is here to terminate long grass while you sit on your asset and save your energy for the more important things in life.

Even electric mowers need the power plugged in, setting you up for a date wherein you might accidentally mow the cord that sows discord with your mower’s power.

It might even come as a shock to be shocked by all that current, which might unleash a torrent of electrons that could do you wrong, when all you want is the right to cut your grass.

Of course, no-one wants the help cutting one’s grass, let alone a robot seeking its merry way with your right to cut what is yours.

That said, there’s grass, and then there’s assets, of which time is one, whose value you must guard to ensure the hard work is done when it needs to be, and the smart work is done by you.

Thus shall we twice hear the news of a robotic lawn mower with blades sharper and more cutting than a Peaky Blinder’s cap, one who puts more fear of hell into mere sheer blades of grass than does hell put itself into the name Thomas Shelby.

After all, domestic grass was meant to grow, but only so high, after which its destiny is to be mercilessly cut down for the betterment of human life, and to the pleasing of one’s eye when surveying one’s own yard, front or back, or upon any areas where grass may grow.

So Pioneer Robotics, born from Jeff Li’s Pioneer Computers, an entity with no connection whatsoever to Japan’s Pioneer company, hath launched and breathed life into DreamRobot Lawn Mower – a cutter to match your robot vacuum’s sucker.

With “up to three hours” of battery life, the promise of (apparently optional) automatic charging, and a working area of up to 1600 square metres, things are all the more impressive when you learn of ultrasonic obstacle detection and avoidance.

And, while doing its merry dance, DreamRobot is IPX4 weather proof, has an adjustable blade height, offers soft-impact blades and a skid plate for “unparalleled” blade lifespan, but that’s not all.

No, there’s more, for an anti-theft password protection is standard, as is an alarm to alert when someone tries to claim your robot as their own.

There is also the price, of which we forewarned above you’d need to open your wallet for, for the price is $1799.

Here’s the corporate video, after which we grace thee with all the specifications you’ll need to know to help you decide whether to permit a robot lawnmower into your life.

Specifications:

PRODUCTIVITY

Working area capacity
1600 square metres

Charging system
Automatic (optional)

Maximum incline inside working area
30

Maximum ambient temperature
50°C (122F)

PRODUCT

Colour
Green

Keypad
15 buttons

Information panel
LCD display with settings menu

Timer and Scheduler
Yes

Handle type
Integrated

Wheel threads
Coarse

Remote control max. distance
20m (800inch) (optional)

POWER AND CHARGER

Battery type
NiMH 19.2V 3000mA

Second battery
Optional

Charger Input:
100-240V AC

Output:
2A/15~30V DC

Typical charging time
1.5~2 Hour or (*2)

Typical mow time on one charge
3 Hour or (*2)

Power consumption
30W

MOTOR AND CUTTING SYSTEM

Cutting system
3 pivot blades

Cutting height, min-max (approximate)
2~7cm (08~2.8inch)

Cutting width
19cm (7.6inch)

Cutting Motor
BLDC

Blades rotate speed
3500RPM

Wheel motor
BLDC

Moving speed
22m/min

WORKING NOISE DATA

Noise level
Measured: 70dB(A), guaranteed: 80 dB(A)

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

Alarm
Yes

Lift sensor
Yes

Tilt sensor
Yes

Handle sensor
Yes (If a human touches the handle the mower will stop and cutting automatically shuts off)

Rain sensor
Yes

Bumper sensor
Yes

Waterproof
Yes

Emergency switch
Yes

Set up password
Yes

Schedule system
Yes

Station no power, mower can't start
Yes

Loop wire open, mower can't start
Yes

Out of signed area, mower stops and can't start
Yes

INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES

Loop wire
150m (2 rolls)

Staples
165pcs

Nails
9pcs

Extra blades
10pcs

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

Product size
60(L) x 42(W) x 29(H)cm

Weight
23kg

 

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

One of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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