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Robot Mows Grass For Missouri Department Of Transportation

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 6/12/2013  The Missouri Department of Transportation has started using a robot to mow the grass on the side of highways.   A MO-DOT worker uses a remote control to steer the robotic mower, from up to 500 feet away.   The mower program, launched last month, allows crews to safely mow steep embankments along highways.    MO-DOT is one of the first state transportation departments in the country to test out the device.   The mower has four blades, and MO-DOT says it's safer than the slope mowers it uses now.   Right now, MO-DOT only has one remote-controlled mower.     But they hope to add several more in the next few years.
   
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