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Honda unveils a robotic lawn mower 'Miimo'

Associated Press
Aug 22, 2012 at 10:25am IST

Tokyo: Honda Motor Co finally has its first home product packed with its prized robotics technology - a sensor-equipped lawn mower.

Miimo goes on sale next year, only in Europe, where spacious lawns are often enclosed in gates, targeting 4,000 unit sales a year.

The machine, which looks a bit like iRobot Corp.'s Roomba vacuum cleaner, continuously shaves about 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) off the grass, maneuvering itself on slopes. It won't break potted plants, goes to charge itself on its own and won't wander off.

Honda unveils a robotic lawn mower 'Miimo'

Honda said Tuesday that Miimo will sell for 2,100 euros ($2,600) to 2,500 euros ($3,000).

Honda robots, like its Asimo walking and talking robot, have sometimes been criticised as impractical toys.

Honda said Tuesday that Miimo will sell for 2,100 euros ($2,600) to 2,500 euros ($3,000).

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