Product testers from the leading consumer association in Germany simulated accident situations using mock feet and fingers.
While all eight lawn mowers tested were able to recognize standing children as an obstacle, two of the robotic lawn mowers, according to the Stiftung Warentest. They were rode right over the dummy feet.
That means in the event of such an accident, the mower's sharp blades would easily cause severe injuries to a toddler.
Even if individual models received a score of “good” in categories for mowing and ease of operation, testers gave none of the eight robots. – dpa