04 January 2018
Roomba is a well-known name when it comes to home robots and now its creators, Joe Jones and Franklin Robotics, are ready with a new kind of robot to help people. This new robot has been named as Turtill and it will be helping users in weeding their gardens. This new robot is currently under project phase and the team will be starting a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough fund to bring it to masses.
To start off, the Turtill robot is solar-powered which means users will not have to worry about keeping it charged. It has been designed in such a way that it is completely waterproof one does not have to keep an eye on the weather to be alert when it starts to rain. As for the actual working which is to weed the garden, it packs in sensors which help it in locating plants and other obstacles so that it can avoid running into them.
While the robot is claimed to do a good job at killing weeds, it should be noted that it treats small plants as weeds as well. It means if you have saplings in your garden, you will have to protect them using plant collars which will be supplied alongside the robot. You will also have to ensure sufficient space between your plants so that there is enough room for the Turtill to find out as many weeds as possible. The team behind the Turtill robot will be starting the Kickstarter campaign on June 13th where it is expected to price the device around $300 a unit.
So what do you think of the Turtill? Would you be interested in having a robot weed your garden or you would like to do it yourself? Share your views with us using the comments section below.