STIGA – Robot mowers hurting hedgehogs? Not on our watch!

With news in today from Oxford University scientists stating that hedgehogs are being injured from encounters with robot lawnmowers due to  few safety features to protect wildlife, the STIGA team wanted to respond according below.

The STIGA team know that sustainable lawn care, which is also kind to wildlife can work hand in hand with technology.



STIGA - Robot mowers hurting hedgehogs? Not on our watch!

STIGA – Robot mowers hurting hedgehogs? Not on our watch!

New, cutting-edge predictive tech from STIGA’s green-fingered engineers knows where and when to cut, making STIGA’s Autonomous Robot Mowers the first to nurture beautiful, naturally healthy lawns all by itself.

Caring for nature

Each garden is a small ecosystem that needs us to flourish, as well as we need it to live well. But taking care of greenery requires the right equipment, STIGA, is an indispensable ally.

By designing high efficiency robots that are able to manage cutting session during daylight hours, STIGA have ensured that nocturnal animals such as hedgehogs can safely occupy the garden overnight.

Fabio Banin – Agronomist & Robot Expert at STIGA states “All STIGA, breakthrough products are developed with the highest industry standards, innovating and tailoring effective, quality solutions for the gardening industry.  We think of ourselves as “green-fingered engineers” and as such, we ensure our products are developed to protect the entire garden ecosystem, whether they be humans, pets or wild animals. Specifically, our new Autonomous Robot Mower goes beyond new technologies such as barrier recognition systems, lawn mapping, and lawn memory that have emerged in the global robot mower market.”

Fabio continues “Our newest product innovation features more than 30 patented product design elements and technologies which enable an unmatched level of functionality. For example, the STIGA Autonomous Robot is the very first mower of its kind to combine RTK GPS (real time kinematics) and patented predictive Active Guidance System (AGS) to plan the most effective mowing route each day, faultlessly. This includes sensor safety mechanisms specifically designed to ensure the machine stops as soon as it detects an obstacle not previously mapped out in the perimeter. We even thought of protecting nocturnal life in gardens by designing our robots to manage cutting sessions in daylight hours, so fauna such as hedgehogs can roam about gardens overnight undisturbed.”

Hurting hedgehogs?  Not on our watch!

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