When Honda introduced ASIMO back in 2000 as a humanoid robot, it marked a landmark achievement in technological robotics. Recently, the Japanese automaker launched their follow-up with their first offering to the fast-growing European robotic lawn mower market with the introduction of Honda Miimo, the company’s first commercial robotic product for domestic use.

For all intents and purposes, Honda Miimo is a lawn mower, except that its more than just that. As a robotic lawn mower, Miimo operates what Honda is calling a ’continuous cutting’ system, typically mowing just 2-3mm of grass at a time, several times each week.

Whereas a traditional lawn mower needs to collect cuttings, Miimo creates clippings that are so small that they are dispersed into the lawn root system, which, in turn, breaks down quickly to act as a natural fertilizer, improving the health and quality of the grass that few lawn mowers in its market can replicate. Miimo also delivers excellent environmental benefits, including the fact that it doesn’t produce CO2 and is quieter than most gas models.

Suffice to say, Miimo takes the way robotic lawn mowers do their business in an entirely different light. Once installed, it needs minimal human interaction when it’s doing its job, which means that all of us can enjoy the rest of our day without having to worry about cutting our lawns.

For a company that has been working in the development of robotics since 1986, Honda’s follow up to ASIMO represents the first step towards giving its customers with robotic solutions to their everyday chores, something that would ring music to the ears of a lot of people.


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  (377) posted on 09.3.2012

Their sincerity on the innovations is not a joke for them. They spent hours to produce like this one.

  (647) posted on 09.2.2012

Asimo is the greatest robot I’ve seen and I’m sure that Miimo will provide impressive work force.

  (780) posted on 08.31.2012

Japan has the strong pursuance of advancement on the technology. I believe Honda will be a break-trough on the future inventions.

  (331) posted on 08.31.2012

It’s not a simple project for Honda. From Asimo to now a lawn mower. Great!

  (579) posted on 08.30.2012

That’s what I like about Japan. They continue to improve their technology to produce very remarkable advancement.

  (613) posted on 08.30.2012

I agree. They are advanced on study and researches and technology as well.

  (392) posted on 08.29.2012

I watched Honda made a Robot before and became popular. With this another one, they will be on top not just in making good and affordable cars.

  (528) posted on 08.29.2012

Impressive! Stanford delivers it well the Audi TT on a monstrous performance.

  (777) posted on 08.28.2012

Wow, at least I’ve seen Asimo performing household chores like this lawn mower. I’m now proud of Honda to have this kind of technology and to Japan also.

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