Say hello to Mimosa

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Last week, we told you about our projects for our garden, and several of you were intrigued by the robot-lawnmower.

Today, we are happy to introduce you to Mimosa ; it’s a girl (how do we know ? We know it, that’s all…) :

Mimosa moves slowly according to a random plan to graze, and so eventually crops all the target surface. She’s guided by buried wires in which circulates a power of low intensity ; these wires are connected with her loading station which is connected in a normal socket. Her blades are hidden under her belly, far from the edge of her body, and we would have to slide voluntarily a paw under her so that it’s dangerous. If she stumbles over an obstacle, she stops then leaves in another direction. She makes the noise of a rabbit who nibbles, and we can easily hear where she is.

I snoopervised her first steps to verify that she went well everywhere. For the moment, she takes care of the garden zone that is in our enclosure.

Mimosa must have a feline gene, because she sleeps a lot, but contrary to us, she doesn’t have long naps, rather several short naps. She crops more or less for one hour, then go home to eat and rest for one hour before leaving again. For the moment, she has no house, but Momo promised to build her one.

I also verified that she found well her way to go back home.

This robot-lawnmower is very silent (between 50 and 60 dB) and consume approximately 8 kWh/month for 1000 m2/1196 yd2 (our enclosure measures approximately 300 m2/358 yd2). A robot-lawnmower is extremely dangerous for hedgehogs, because they curl up in a ball and don’t move anymore when the robot approaches. As they are small, the robot goes above and you imagine the follow-up … A hedgehog could hardly enter our enclosure, but as a safety precaution, Mimosa only works from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to avoid any accident with the small night animals who frequent our garden.

23 thoughts on “Say hello to Mimosa

  1. Purrseidon

    I think we have her ‘cousin’, but Twinkletoes doesn’t graze in the lawn, she hoovers up the floors. Can you ride on your Mimosa? Supposedly we can do that with Twinkletoes, but we’ve never tried it.

  2. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    Mee-yow wow yore Mimosa iss furry furry kewl Pixie an Zorro! An Pixie you look just like a Meerkat when you stand upss….mee likess to do that too!!!
    Sendin all of you Hoppy Happy Easter an Spring wishess!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

  3. Cathy Keisha

    Whoa! Mimosa wouldn’t last a day in this ‘hood. Things get stolen outta yards and off porches lightning fast. Hope you had a hippity, hoppity happy Easter day!

  4. Marv

    What a cool machine! You guys are lucky…My Mom has a furrend who has a Vacuum Cleaner like Mimosa and their cat LOVES to sit on it and go for rides! Will you guys learn to ride Mimosa do you think?
    Happy Easter to you guys and your Peeps!
    Marv and Ninja and Mom

  5. ERin

    I have to say that these humans are getting cleverer by the year. But what of all the hand mowers that need to retire—where will they go now?
    Anyways, I love that you have taken extra special precautions for the wildlife on your patch, and that Mimosa is so well trained. Clearly she hasn’t THAT MANY cat genes, MOL

  6. Deziz World

    OMC A robotic lawn mower. That’s too cool. We’re sure awnty Claire makes sure ya’ll are safe, but stay clear of mimosa when she’s runnin’, k?. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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