Mowing fairways and greens may get easier for those lucky greenskeepers who have access to this new RG3 robot mower. I think it’s a great idea, there’s way too much danger involved if humans keep mowing the lawn, especially if players are mis-hitting their golf ball to the mowers.
The RG3 (Robotic Greens Mower 3) from Precise Path debuted a few weeks ago at the 2009 Golf Industry Show in New Orleans. It’s a robot lawnmower that uses two lead acid batteries to run its 24-volt DC motor, and one to run its computer, offering about three hours of mowing before needing to be recharged.
“Our robot could provide the human precision necessary to upkeep, actually better than a human is capable of, and not costing the large amount in intensive labor costs,” Precise Path co-founder, president, and CTO Doug Traster told CNET News in a phone interview.