How do we build robot mowers without infringing?



So my son was watching me work in the shop today. I was fixing some cracks on my skid steer bucket. He wanted to feel the weld. He is 10.
I told him not to touch it as it is hot and he will get burned badly. He looked at it with that look that kids get of "I wonder how got it could really be......" I told him. I did my part. I could have walked away and laughed at him when he tested it and burned himself.
Instead, I took the time to show him a cool spot on the bucket, and then showed him to slowly slide his finger along the bucket towards the weld. His finger was well away from the weld when he pulled it away. Then I spit on where his finger was, and spit on the hot welded spot. My point is that I communicated in an effective manner so that learning occured.
I did not just tell him my perception of THE ONE AND ONLY FINAL ANSWER AND EXPECT HIM TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.

Not everyone wants to succeed. Many of us are perfectly content dreaming.
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Doug Miller wrote:

Yes you had the time to spend doing this, and with someone who is special to you, I don't have the time to waste doing this to hundreds of inventors, because it takes weeks and even months to prove to them their invention is worthless,, not that just something is hot

Then why do you come to this group,, we destroy dreamers, and turn a few of them into succeeders
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Then forward me on to an appropriate place. I want to discuss inventions and ideas and how to make things work.
I'm not as interested in legal stuff, marketing stuff, or derision. I'm more interested in coming up with new solutions, understanding older solutions, and thinking about cooler and neater ways to do things.
Thanks, Doug
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Doug Miller wrote:

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To what end ?
All you need to do is read patents,, you will find out everything you thought "you" have come up with, someone else has already wasted their money on patenting it,,,,, so you have not come up with anything original
Your not going to get anyone here to discuss anything they are actively working on, they would be foolish to do so.
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Don't speak for me. I'm working on a patent for a robotic toilet that will come to me so I don't have to walk into the other room to hose off the crap flying back and forth on this thread.
The best thing about a newsgroup is that you can simply ignore those posts you don't like. For a guy with so little time to spare Rodney sure is spending a lot of time on this thread. And for a guy just looking to discuss "new inventions and how things work", Doug you sure give a lot of time to this silly argument and give Rodney a lot of power over you. Rodney is not the moderator here and he most certainly does not speak for the entire planet (scope of this news group). Doug, try reading some of the other threads here and you may find that there are some who like to discuss and dream. Many news reader clients even have filters so you can filter out posts from those who offend you. Rodney, lighten up! Not everyone is obsessed with the pursuit of the almighty buck. Some people have a little leisure time where they read news group posts and contribute their ideas to the discussion.
Joe
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Sorry Joe, it's been done!
http://www.bumperdumper.com /
just needs to be attached to an autonomous vehicle ;-)
Phil
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Yah, I had that idea. So I did a bit of math to find out how many blades of grass I'd have to cut each second. Quite a few, it turns out. Then the real surprise, which I couldn't have figured out without trying: I bought a couple of solar cells from Solarbotics and metered them on a sunny day. There was no way (with my skills) that I was ever going to make an effective solar powered robot.
- Owen-
P.S. I still like the idea--I hope one of you geniuses can get it to work.
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