Remote controlled lawn mower: then and now

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

248 Articles

By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

248 Articles

Article Featured Image

Screen Shot 2010-08-04 At 11.02.26 Am


Advertisement, circa 1960: “One day, by simply speaking into a microphone, you may be able to control an electrical ‘gardener’ to mow the grass, cultivate the flower beds, trim the hedges and do other yard work. And all the while you’ll be relaxing in the shade.”

That day is now (with a joystick instead of a microphone).

Advertisement