Weed Seeking Robot

My friend Keith Gardiner spotted this weed-seeking robot in Engadget today:

weed eating machine

According to the Engadget blurb

A team of scientists at the University of Illinois have developed a robot that searches for weeds, chops them off, and then sprays herbicide all over the weed stump. The as-yet unnamed robot (which we’ll be calling the weedinator for the time being) packs a Windows box with a 80GB hard drive (including WiFi), stands at about two feet tall, is a little over two feet wide and is nearly five feet long.

Which begs the question…do you think I could get a research grant for my brilliant idea for transforming my 2500 psi power washer into a weed eater ? 

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