Solar-powered robot weeds gardens autonomously

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Waterproof, solar-powered and free of any chemicals, the Tertill robot sounds like a gardener’s dream companion. It has been in development for over two years and is currently raising funds on Kickstarter (over USD 200,000 at time of writing,  surpassing its USD 120,000 goal). The robot has been designed by inventor Joe Jones, who was the brains behind the Roomba robot floor cleaner. It is powered via the solar panels on its roof, and as soon as it has enough power it sets off on its mission to find and chop down weeds. It uses height as a means of…

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