Jul 13, 2016

Robot mower distracting Seattle drivers

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Although this article is 1 month old; still is too interesting not to share.

SEATTLE — If you happen to see a driverless lawnmower on the side of the road, WSDOT would rather you keep your eyes on the road.

Crews now use a driverless slope mower to clear hard to reach areas that are too dangerous for an operator to sit on a riding mower. It’s proving to be an efficient, safe tool for WSDOT.

But operator Paul Julian says he’s seeing too many close calls by distracted drivers.

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