Hundreds Of Robot Lawnmowers Invade Texas Town
Robots, robots, robots in Richardson, Texas. Robotic lawn mowers are moving in and working hard.
(Robotic lawnmowers in the hundreds)
Dallas lawn care startup, Robin has installed 50 robotic lawnmowers in North Texas, with plans to roll out 50 to 100 more every month.
“We’ve been running a lawn care business for the last 2 years. It’s grown very quickly to 6,000 customers. We see this as an opportunity to create a more reliable experience for our customers,” says Co-Founder and CEO Justin Crandall.
The cutting-edge technology has neighbors doing double takes.
“Robots are cool! People love them,” says Bart Lomont, Co-Founder and VP of Operations.
Science fiction fans are way ahead of Richardson, Texas (which is a very nice town, by the way). In his 1944 novella City, Clifford Simak describes the joys of the robotic lawn mower:
Gramp Stevens sat in a lawn chair, watching the mower at work, feeling the warm, soft sunshine seep into his bones. The mower reached the edge of the lawn, clucked to itself like a contented hen, made a neat turn and trundled down another swath. The bag holding the clippings bulged.
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