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The Robomow Diaries: Robot lawnmower attracts neighbors, scares dogsWe take the Robomow RS612 out for another test run and meet some neighbors in the process.
[MUSIC] It stopped raining earlier this afternoon, so I'm really eager to give the RoboMow another try, this time with dry grass and a real chance at success to see how it does. Here's the state of my yard right now after robo mow's first turn basically it looks like a squiggly asterisk that some kid thought was funny or maybe a crop circle basically it doesn't look great. The most interesting thing to happen during this mowing is how much the robo mow scares dogs. Specifically the dog of a neighbor, who was walking by the Robomow. He quickly commenced to freaking out, jumping on her, being really scared. And I don't blame him. My own dog is currently in the house, as Robomow advises you should. Leave animals and small kids out of the way while it's doing his thing. There's a sensor on the front that suppose to detect when something runs up against it but better safe than sorry. Current data Inside my house, it started raining. It's sprinkling a little bit, but the Robomow is still going. The book says that the Robomow should be able to detect rain. And I'm assuming will automatically go back to the dock itself, so we shall see how it goes. One thing that is pretty cool about the Robomow is it's giving me a chance to meet new neighbors. Specifically a gentleman named Ulmoo, who was playing with his kids who were on bikes, and they came by just to see how the Robomow worked. It will make you the talk of the neighborhood, I'll give you that, but I'm fairly new here so it's kind of a cool way to get to know my neighbors. And there it is, the Robomow found its way home, it did indeed since the rain. And it mowed for about 30 minutes before it finally stopped. And, now it's going to get a rest and a recharge.