The author of this little doo-hick-a-ma-jig is an advertising guru. Well, not really, because who has the time to sit on the top of a mountain all day. Not to mention the cell reception, and the Wi-Fi? Don’t even ask. So, we’ll just say that this guy, who writes on these pages occasionally likes advertising. A lot.
Several years ago, George Mason University graduate student Jason Force had a modern idea for the technology: Because grass pellets are just as good as wood chips for this kind of system, why not create a lawn mower with it? It could power itself with the grass it harvested. It could also be self-guiding, like a Roomba, so users would not longer have to mow their own lawn.
He got to work on the self-guiding aspect five years ago. The idea grew into a startup called EcoMow Technologies. Its team began working on the chemical engineering last year.