Lawn Robot in Germany Messages Owner for Help, Foils Thief

A lawnmower robot's electronic cries for help foiled a thief's plan to make off with the grass-cutting automaton.

  • Published 30 October 2020

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BERLIN (AP) — A lawnmower robot’s electronic cries for help foiled a thief’s plan to make off with the grass-cutting automaton. German police said Friday that a homeowner in the western town of Lippstadt was surprised on Tuesday evening with a smartphone message from the robot that it had flipped upside down. When he went outside to the lawn to check on the device, he spotted a thief with the robot tucked under his arm.… Read at AP News