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Calgary kicks off autonomous mowing pilot project at municipal green space

160-pound robotic mower in use for 30-day trial

May 16, 2024  By Turf & Rec

Autonomous mowing technology took a huge leap forward in 2023. Photo: © Husqvarna, I con: © culmbio/freepik

A large, 160-pound autonomous mower is being tested on one of Calgary’s green spaces.

The commercial mower is part of a pilot project that will be tested on site for 30 days. The mower has been programmed with a pre-planned schedule for recharging.

The mower features a micro-mulching component and will mow at a consistent height throughout the duration of the pilot project.

It is equipped with sonar sensors to avoid obstacles in its path.


The city will review data from the pilot project to determine if additional robotic mowers can be used at other city locations.


This article is part of the Municipalities Week.
This article is part of the Equipment Week.

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