Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry because that miniature metal tank bearing down on them isn't a friendly surrey with a fringe on top but a mean, mean lawn-moving machine. And it has blades under it. That baby's packing a world of hurt.
Grass, on the other hand, can't run, so it's going to get sliced within an inch, give or take, of its life, which is precisely what you want a lawn-moving robot like the Lawnbott LB3510 to do. Lawn-mowing, especially in the humid heat of midsummer, is one of the most arduous tasks that the ordinary homeowner is regularly expected to perform and one of the most obvious to hand over to a robot, especially in the wake of the robotic vacuum cleaner revolution. After all, what's a lawnmower but a vacuum cleaner for the yard?
Okay, there may be a few ways in which they're different. Lawnmowers don't suck, so to speak, so they leave more detritus lying around after they're finished than before they start. But that cut grass forms a layer of thatch on the floor of the lawn, which serves as mulch to hold in the moisture that keeps the grass green. Remember that the next time somebody tells you that you should be raking up the piles of grass that your mower is leaving behind.
The Lawnbott hides inside a rainproof charging station until you tell it to go or its pre-programmed mowing time arrives. It can actually sense the length of the grass, so in case of drought it may take the day off and have a convivial afternoon with the pool vacuum cleaner, sipping 10W-40 mai tais by the water while their owner isn't looking. When it's working, the LB3510 finds its way around up to four designated zones in the yard.
Easy access to the interior and "self repair" friendly component placement...software can even be updated via the internet if required.