The continual problem of weeding your garden may now be a thing of the past thanks to the development team at Franklin Robotics, who have created a solar powered weed killing robot called the Tertill.
The autonomous robot lives in your vegetable plot or flower garden and continually searches for those pesky weeds and takes care of them without the need for any chemicals.
Tertill is waterproof and equipped with Bluetooth technology allowing it to connect to your smartphone via the companion application. Also being solar powered Tertill can be left to its own devices without the need to recharge from the socket or battery pack.
Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about its specifications, functionality and design. Its creators explain a little more:
Tertill is a solar-powered and weatherproof robot that weeds your garden every day. With Tertill, gardeners can now enjoy weed-free vegetable and flower gardens, without the monotony and frustration of weeding. Organic gardeners can breathe easy and enjoy a weed-free, chemical-free garden all season long. Created by roboticist Joe Jones – inventor of the Roomba – Franklin Robotics’ Tertill is designed to live in your garden and take care of the weeding, come rain or shine.
Tertill lives in your garden and prevents weeds from becoming established. Using unique design elements and a variety of sensors, Tertill patrols the garden daily, avoiding plants and obstacles while looking for weeds. Tertill has a very simple idea about the difference between weeds and plants: weeds are short, plants are tall. A plant tall enough to touch the front of the shell activates a sensor that makes Tertill turn away. A plant short enough to pass under Tertill’s shell, though, activates a different sensor that turns on the weed cutter. Because Tertill’s approach is height-based, put a small plant collar around short plants until they are tall enough for Tertill to recognize. When Tertill approaches the collar, it will recognize it and turn away.
Jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to learn more, or place a pledge for your very own early bird Tertill robot from just $199, with shipping expected to take place during March 2018 if the Kickstarter campaign is successful.