Before we start, we clarify that it is very likely that in the future Elon Musk will be able to launch a solar lawn mower on the market … we are talking about a guy who sold surfboards and launchers- flames to get money for his business … but today is not that day.
The Tesla Autonomous Lawn Mower is a handcrafted concept that draws on the company’s entire family of technological innovations (but it’s interesting for several reasons).
It runs on a solar battery, features sharp blades made from Tesla’s bulletproof Cybertruck alloy, and uses Tesla’s autopilot algorithm to navigate your lawn, distinguishing between parts of the yard that are already cut and those that are not, and recognizing and avoiding obstacles such as people, patio furniture or your unsuspecting pet.
The Tesla G Concept (that’s what designer Prokop Strnka calls it) is essentially a Roomba for mowing the lawn outside.
It works autonomously, going around your garden, mowing the lawn but avoiding your precious rose bush or your small urban garden.
The mower is based on a version of Tesla’s Autopilot algorithm to actively scan and sense your surroundings while driving in the grass.
The mower’s sensors can help detect the difference between grass and plants and can actively map your lawn so the mower doesn’t end up crossing cobblestones on the road or on your neighbor’s property.
This mower is powered by solar energy, but when it doesn’t have enough power and it’s relatively dark, it heads to its wireless charging hub to quickly charge its battery.
Conceptually, the autonomous lawn mower is a great way to help Tesla perfect the AI of their cars through machine learning.
The mower operates in virtually the same conditions as a car, replacing grass with asphalt. It does not detect traffic lights, but trains to stay in the lanes (or grass) and actively searches for obstacles such as a foot or furniture or your pet’s tail. It’s an ideal way to allow AI to improve, without the risk of death or potentially disastrous damage to cities. In fact, Tesla is also expected to release a version of the Roomba. Sounds like a great idea, especially since people are spending more time at home now and cars are sitting idly by in garages.
Designate: Prokop Strnka.