System-Level Development of a User-Integrated Semi-Autonomous Lawn Mowing System: Problem Overview, Basic Requirements, and Proposed Architecture Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • This concept paper outlines some recent efforts toward the design and development of user-integrated semi-autonomous home-sized lawn mowing systems from a systems engineering perspective. This is an important and emerging field of study within the robotics and systems engineering communities. The work presented includes a review of current progress on this problem, a discussion of the problem from a systems engineering perspective, a general system architecture developed by the authors, and a preliminary set of design requirements. This work is meant to provide a baseline and motivation for the further development and refinement of these systems within the systems engineering and robotics communities and is relevant to both academic and commercial research.

author list (cited authors)

  • Patterson, A. E., Yuan, Y., & Norris, W. R.

complete list of authors

  • Patterson, Albert E||Yuan, Yang||Norris, William R

publication date

  • July 2019