Greenzie builds software for autonomous robotic lawn mowers. Our retrofit kit and software adds self driving to existing zero-turn commercial lawn mowers.
Our retrofit kit works with most 2018 and newer stand-on zero-turn mowers from most major manufacturers. For now, our initial kits work with Exmark for gas-powered, and Greenworks Commercial for electric commercial mowers. If you are a manufacturer, send us your mower, and we’ll make it work.
Our kit adds robotics to existing commercial mowers using standard robotic sensors, while still allowing standard "manual" operation. With our custom software installed, we map the boundary using software and cm-level accurate RTK GPS, fusing that with commercial-grade Inertial Measurement (IMU) devices, along with odometry to create a software based boundary. We then create waypoints to mow a lawn and use our hardware interface to directly control the mower, safely and securely.
Think of it as your assistant to handle the repetitive striping. You define the area to mow, and let the robot finish it, while you edge, weed, and blow.
Safety is our first priority. In the future, we will look back and wonder why we let humans operate these dangerous equipment prone to rollovers, cuts, burns, eye injuries, and countless other forms of traumatic harm. Right now, the human operator accepts the responsibility for the safety of those nearby by being physically on-board the mower. We will gradually reduce the need for the human to be in the loop, but still allow the robot to be controlled safely. There is no way to completely eliminate the hazards associated with a lawn mower.
However, we have several key safety systems following IEEE standards for automated machinery including rock solid wireless electronic-stop, and depth-sensing object detection.
$500/month, and your robot's never late for work!