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Wright State Wins 2012 ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition

June 12, 2012By

The Institute of Navigation (ION) announces that Wright State University won top prize at the ninth annual 2012 Robotic Lawn Mower Competition held May 31 – June 2 at Siebenthaler’s Beaver Valley Garden Center in Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by the Institute of Navigation Satellite Division and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Sensors Directorate, the ION Annual Robotic Lawn Mower Competition is a national event for college and university students, future engineers and problem solvers, that challenges them to design and operate a robotic, unmanned lawn mower using the art and science of navigation to rapidly and accurately mow a field of grass. read more

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On the Edge: Go Big Green

December 1, 2011By

Nav On Time, a French Company located in Toulouse, has successfully completed a trial campaign of its Mow-By-Sat precision guidance on a commercial lawnmower. In August, the prototype of a GPS-guided robot lawnmower was installed on a golf driving range near Toulouse and tested in real conditions of use, day and night, maintaining a 25,000 square meter lawn since then. In a previous campaign, the mower covered more than 2.2 million yards — equal to1,250 miles or 2,000 kilometers — in 2,100 hours. (See videos of the mower in action at www.youtube.com/DSnavontime.) read more