Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Lawn Robot Chases Bugs

Tick, tick, tick, tick...

No it's not another bomb robot,that's the sound of engineers from Virginia Military Institute counting the results of their latest robot project.

This 4-wheeled lawn robot circles your yard and kills ticks.

The robot attracts the ticks with CO2 and lets them leap grab onto a denim cloth dragging behind.

The ticks are dispatched with a dose of promethren.

The robot navigates around the perimeter of your property to collect the ticks before they get to you.
It has the advantage of delivering just a small amount of insecticide directly to the ticks instead of drowning the whole area in insecticide all year long.

Has anyone added this feature to a robot lawnmower yet?

More information at GoRobotics

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