Case Western Reserve students unveil "smart" robot mower

04/16/2008 | Crain's Cleveland Business

Under the sponsorship of MTD Products Inc., students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have created a robotic lawn mower with an electronic "brain." According to lab director Dr. Roger Quinn, the mower's artificial intelligence makes it want to mow a straight line, so, "Instead of just randomly mowing the lawn, it will have an edging behavior. After it goes around a few times to do a good job of edging, it will start doing straight paths to make a nice cut."

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