NREC collaborated with the Toro Company to develop a prototype
autonomous mower that can be used in the maintenance of a
golf course, sports field or commercial landscape.
NREC scientists and engineers developed a robotic
mower that can mow a golf course autonomously, safely and
precisely, while sensing and avoiding small obstacles (like
golf balls) reliably.
Automated mowing reduces the need for human operators, allowing
them to concentrate on other tasks for optimization of labor
costs. The system also reduces the need to operate mowers
during peak golfing hours, resulting in a more pleasant golfing