Let Your Green Italian Robot Mow the Grass

Summer’s over, but perhaps the envy you felt for your neighbor’s spanky new riding lawnmower lingers on. If so, consider lobbying for a Christmas present that will take top honors on the block next summer: the Ambrogio Robot electric lawnmower.

This sporty Italian wonder not only painstaking grooms your greens but mulches your cuttings with its rotating blades, so not only will you avoid breaking a sweat while mowing your lawn, you won’t have to get up off your duff to dump the green stuff when it’s done, either. All this and the satisfaction of knowing that your lawn not only looks better than your neighbor’s, it has a smaller carbon footprint as it needs spew no fumes due to lacking a gasoline engine to drive it.

Ambrogio Robot electric lawnmower

image via Ambrogio Robot

There are other robotic electric lawnmowers out there, true, but  it’s hard to beat the Ambrogio Robot for its sweet Italian styling, available in various colors, including a “glitter dress” for the fashion forward.

The lawnmower is currently featured at the Made 2011 architecture and design exhibition in Milan alongside various other robots that will be able to exhibit their prowess in lawncare on a 2000 square meter green. More information is available on the Ambrogio Robot blog.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.