Tertill is a weed-killing robot
– on July 14th, 2017
Weeds are the bane of any garden. They are so easy to grow and spread, and are extremely hardy. In fact, weeds are more or less useless, being more of a curse on the ground than anything else. However, just like life, we have to contend with the likes of weeds in order to make sure that anything that is worth attaining such as a good and rich harvest deserves to have hard work put in. If you have a reasonably large yard that you would like to protect against weeds using the natural way, how about considering the Tertill weed-killing robot? This is like a robotic vacuum cleaner, except for the garden.
The Tertill is a solar-powered gardening robot that is ready to ship after being a successful Kickstarter project. It tips the scales at 2.5 pounds, as this disk-shaped robot will go about patrolling the garden while it intelligently identifies and whacks all unwanted plants in the vicinity. How does it do so? Magic is not involved, but technology. Tertill makes use of unique design elements as well as a range of sensors in order to patrol the garden daily, as it goes about avoiding plants and obstacles, while looking for weeds to eliminate.
It uses this algorithm to figure out which are weeds and which are your precious plants: weeds are short, plants are tall. Any plant that is tall enough to touch the front of Tertill’s shell will then activate a sensor which will see the robot turn away. If a plant happens to be short enough to pass under the shell, then it will activate a different sensor by turning on the weed cutter. Fret not though, for your young seedlings, there will be protective collars included with each purchase that you can place around short plants and seedlings so that Tertill will avoid them until they are tall enough.
A spinning string trimmer will be in charge of all weed cutting activities, and since it looks for weeds each day, you can be sure that there will be no long weed problems to worry about. Since it is 100 percent solar-powered, this Bluetooth-connected robot will get to work without you worrying about charging it up.