Jetson tx2 Raise3d Razor Reach RTK realsense Roboclaw ROS sweep

The basics

I have been thinking about developing a robot lawnmower that is actually a “robot” a while now.  What I mean by this, is that it can make its own decisions in relation to the environment and conditions. Why I think this is fun project is because I have encountered a lot of problems with the existing robot lawn mowers, they are simply not smart enough.

So which would be the optimal features I’m looking for?

  1. No perimeter wire.
  2. Different driving styles (diagonal cut, pattern cut etc..)
  3. 3D mapping. Creates a 3D map of the the garden.
  4. Know exactly where the robot is in the garden.
  5. Automatic raising of mower blades if they moves too Heavy (if to low height is set.)
  6. Using a camera to recognize grasses and colors.


So with this wish list I came up with the following hardware specs.

  • Jetson TX2 Development Kit
  • Scanse Sweep
  • Intel® RealSense™ Camera ZR300
  • 2x DC Planetary Geared Motor 24 Volt med Hall IC 30-33 RPM 8mm
  • 2x Vapex Li-Po Battery 6S 22.2V 4000mAh 25C XT60
  • SparkFun 9DoF
  • RoboClaw 2x45A ST
  • Emlid Reach — RTK GNSS modules
  • (Mower motors for the blades I have not decided yet.)


Next up: Concept of chassis for hardware.


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