Briggs & Stratton exploring robotic lawnmower

Posted on May 11, 2015

Published May 11, 2015
From The Milwaukee Business Journal

Briggs & Stratton Corp. invests nearly $20 million a year to find ways to make lawn cutting and other chores easier.

Eliminating the work entirely could be the next innovation, through robotic lawnmowers that Todd Teske said the company is exploring.

Teske, chairman, president and CEO of the Wauwatosa-based business, set “within 10 years” as the likely time frame for a Briggs-produced autonomous mower, one that works while the homeowners rest or clean out the garage. He mentioned the robotic mowers, “in one shape or form,” as the next Briggs innovation in a series that has included push-button
starting on riding lawn mowers, engines that require no oil changes and motors that run 60 percent to 80 percent quieter.

Teske shared his lawn mower and power products insights at the May meeting of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.

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