Just a note to the Ego Design Team to keep an eye on the future.
This would also be a "two birds, one stone" approach to answering the call for a self propelled mower. :-)
Plus, considering how inefficiently they navigate and the need for self propulsion, I'm not sure a 7.5ah battery could completely mow an area that can be manually mowed with a 2.0ah.
And who wants striping in their yard that looks like this?
I've seen a few of these Roomba-style mowers being advertised this past year from other companies. One even advised to let the mower take care of the lawn at night while you sleep.
Honestly, far less appealing items vanish from lawns via theft, and I'm having a difficult time imagining a robotic mower remaining safe for very long. Unfortunately this is one of those "wouldn't it be nice" ideas that belong to a society that is far more civilized than ours. Maybe one day!
I'm positive that autonomous mowers ARE the future, it's just a matter of time. Are they ready for prime time right now? I dunno about that, but with the unbelievable efforts being made towards autonomous cars right now it's completely inevitable that this technology will populate just about everything plausible in our lifetimes.
What sayest thou, Ego? I think it would be prudent to get ahead of the curve on this one. Between an autonomous mower and a zero-turn, I'm not sure which would make more sense to work on first? Ryobi has a small ride-on mower already, but I'm not sure how practical that would be for distribution?