Massey University Successfully Completes Proof-of-Concept Study for SunScout Solar-Powered Robot Mower
PUBLISHED: 8 AUGUST, 2023
Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1 August 2022 – Massey University’s MAF Digital Lab has completed a successful proof-of-concept study for the SunScout solar-powered robot mower. The study was led by a team of scientists and engineers, including students and graduates from the university.
The aim of the study was to demonstrate that the SunScout concept of a fully solar-powered robot mower with high-accuracy autonomous RTK-GNSS navigation can be realized at competitive product pricing. The team conducted a series of tests and trials to validate the viability of the concept.
“We are excited to announce that we have successfully completed the proof-of-concept study for the SunScout solar-powered robot mower,” said Professor Johan Potgieter, Director of MAF Digital Lab. “The study has demonstrated that the vision of the SunScout founders for a fully sustainable robot mower with high-accuracy autonomous navigation can be realized at competitive product pricing.”
The success of the proof-of-concept study is a significant milestone in the development of sustainable lawn care technology. SunScout’s autonomous lawn mowers, with their onboard solar power system and high-accuracy navigation, offer a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for lawn care. The study’s results show that the SunScout concept can be realized at a competitive price point, making it accessible to a wider range of customers.
“We are thrilled with the results of the proof-of-concept study,” said Edwin Cywinski, CEO of SunScout. “This is a significant step forward in the development of sustainable lawn care technology, and we are grateful for the support and expertise of the team at MAF Digital Lab.”
The successful completion of the proof-of-concept study is a testament to the expertise and dedication of the team at MAF Digital Lab. The study has demonstrated their commitment to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for the agriculture and forestry sectors.
About SunScout: SunScout is a leading manufacturer of autonomous lawn mowers that operate on solar power. The company is dedicated to providing sustainable lawn care solutions that are both innovative and environmentally friendly.
About Massey University: Massey University is a New Zealand-based university with a strong focus on research and innovation. The university is committed to developing solutions to the challenges facing the world today, including sustainable agriculture and environmental management.
For more information about SunScout, please visit: www.sunscout.co.nz For more information about Massey University, please visit: www.masset.ac.nz