WaterDog

An automated fountain for parched pets

Jonathan Kirschner readily admits that the idea for the initial prototype of WaterDog was born mostly out of laziness. Romeo, Kirschner’s Great Dane, would often beg his owner for a drink during their daily walks. While he was happy to oblige and open a few spigots, Kirschner couldn’t help but feel there was an easier way. A mechanical engineer, Kirschner rigged an automatic fountain that …

Tango E5 Autonomous Mower

The robotic lawn mower from John Deere

Mowing the lawn ranks among the most onerous of weekend tasks. Seeking to provide respite to landscapers everywhere, industry giant John Deere has introduced an autonomous lawn mower called the Tango E5—a sleek and quiet machine designed for large private yards. Criss-crossing its territory in what looks like a random pattern, the Tango E5 produces an even and healthy lawn. Underground wires, installed with the …