Title: Evaluation of a trimmer-type mowing robot

Authors: Yuki Iwano; Atsunari Kobayashi

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Akashi National College of Technology, 679-3 Nishioka, Uozumi-cyo, Akashi, Hyogo, Japan ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Akashi National College of Technology, 679-3 Nishioka, Uozumi-cyo, Akashi, Hyogo, Japan

Abstract: Thus far, most mowing work was performed manually. However, manual mowing is quite laborious. Therefore, we designed a robot that can reduce the amount of labour involved in mowing. In this study, we researched and developed a trimmer-type mowing robot that can mow close to obstacles while maintaining safety. We experimentally evaluated the performance of the proposed mowing robot.

Keywords: mowing robots; trimmer-type mowers; robot safety; human assistance; grass cutting; lawn mowing; radio control; wireless control; robot control; robot design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMECHS.2013.055999

International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.80 - 86

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Aug 2013 *

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