Until now, each robot presented has been intended for educational, research, and testing purposes. This robot fuses learning and playing, with actually getting something done.
Simply put, the Lawn-bot 400 (Figure 10-1) is a remotely controlled yard helper.
Figure 10.1. The completed Lawn-bot400, working in the backyard
Why the Lawn-bot 400? Well, I didn't like the first 399 prototypes. Actually, the 400 was simply added to the end of Lawn-bot as a joke to make it sound more important.
I have always enjoyed being outside, but never pushing a lawnmower around the yard. So to avoid the tedious task of having to walk around ...