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Honda's robot lawnmower set to roll
Honda's Asimo walking talking robot with the company's new robot lawnmower (AP)
Honda is to launch a robot lawn mower which will automatically cut household grass.
Miimo goes on sale next year, only in Europe, targeting 4,000 sales a year.
The machine continuously shaves about 3 millimetres off the grass, manoeuvring itself on slopes. It avoids potted plants, goes to charge itself on its own and will not wander off.
Honda robots, like its Asimo walking talking robot, have sometimes been criticised as impractical toys.
Honda said Miimo is a real product, selling for around £1,700.