As early as last year, Honda has already announced the release in the market of its first home product. This year, the Japanese automaker’s robotic lawn mower, called Miimo, is already on sale all over Europe. But, that’s just the first step, of course.
Honda chose to demonstrate the capabilities of the Miimo during a PGA tour event that ran from February 25 to March 3 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. This was aimed at testing the potential market in the country. According to Honda, it designed the Miimo so that it will need but a “minimal human interaction,” as it saves time and effort in producing a beautifully manicured lawn. This should be a perfect addition to any American household.
The Miimo operates continuously on its own, may it be mowing or charging its lithium-ion battery. It cuts grass several times every week, trimming about two to three millimeters each time. It uses sensors and a boundary wire, placed underground or around the grass of the area to be mowed, to ensure it doesn’t mow outside a designated mowing area. It also monitors its own battery level and automatically returns to a docking station when it needs recharging.