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Dandy Technology Unveils Weed-Killing Lawn Robots

Dandy Technology, a Boston technology company making robots that simplify daily tasks, has unveiled the first robots of its forthcoming line of lawncare products: the Dandy DT-01 and Dandy DT-01XL for home lawns. Dandy consumer lawn care robots are designed to eliminate weeds, save time and money, and limit the impact of herbicides on the environment with its spot treatment method.

Dandy said it uses AI and visual processing to locate common broadleaf weeds among the grass (with more than 95% accuracy) before spraying them directly with a small dose of herbicide – without human intervention. Spot treating weeds reduces herbicide usage by more than 90% when compared to spraying an entire lawn, which is better for the grass and safer for people, pets, birds, and our water.

“Like most homeowners, I hated the wasted time spent pulling weeds in my yard or paying for expensive lawn treatments that covered my entire lawn in herbicide,” said Peter Wokwicz, founder and CEO of Dandy Technology. “Dandy has been an idea in the back of my mind for years – I just needed the technology to catch up with the concept. Technology should help us improve our day-to-day lives and reduce our environmental impact, and Dandy does just that. It lifts the burden of a tedious, expensive task, and prioritizes both safety and efficiency.”

Dandy said its design includes durable bumpers that allow it to navigate through grass and obstacles, and its sensors “eliminate nearly every weed in one or two sessions.” The DT-01 robot includes a 0.5L reservoir for herbicide and will spray up to 1,000 weeds before requiring a refill. The DT-01XL robot includes a 1.2L reservoir and will spray up to 2,700 weeds before requiring a refill.

Dandy said the robot can be set up for a lawn in minutes through the free Dandy Robot App, available for Android and iOS users. No underground wires are needed. Dandy is equipped with GPS and users use the app to draw lawn boundaries for. When it’s done searching for weeds, Dandy returns to the area the user has set as “home base” until it’s ready to run again.

The Dandy DT-01 is best for lawns up to ¼-acre and costs $699.99. The DT-01XL is made for lawns up to 1 acre and costs $799.99. Both products can be purchased at dandytechnology.com and will begin shipping early spring. The company is also developing a commercial version of the product, the Dandy DTC-101, which is slated to hit the market by mid-year.

To learn more about Dandy Technology and its lawncare offerings, visit its website here.

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