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A robot to weed the garden? Tertill from Franklin Robotics.

Techstination feature for Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      One of the inventors of the Roomba robotic vacuum….has been busy in the garden.   These days Joe Jones is Chief Technology Officer at  Franklin Robotics, which is creating what it calls the Tertill…

“Well Tertill is a solar powered robot.  It lives in your garden and everyday it goes out and patrols for weeds.  So basically the idea is you put Tertill in your garden at the beginning of the season and you never have to worry about weeds for the rest of the season.”

There were lots of challenges to overcome and Jones built the first prototype…with Legos.  You can listen to the full interview for more details about how it works.   To get one…look for Tertill on Kickstarter…it will arrive next spring for about three hundred dollars.

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