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Grand Rapids is No. 1 market in search of 'robotic lawnmowers'

March 24, 2017
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Grand Rapids likes the idea of robots mowing their lawns.

Lawncare company Lawnstarter found last week that the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek market has the highest search interest in robotic lawnmowers, based on keyword search information from March 2016 to March 2017. The company posted its findings last week.

The area’s Google Trends score when it comes to that topic? 100, the max level.

Lawnstarter says the machines cost anywhere from near $1,000 to more than $1,000.

The potential market for robotic lawnmowers could be worth $2 billion by 2021, according to the post, citing the research firm Research and Markets.

But Roomba maker iRobot suggests the retail market could be more than $4.5 billion, the post says.

"Places where Americans want a robot to mow their lawn"

1. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek

2. Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pennsylvania

3. Augusta, Georgia

4. Rochester, New York

5. Pittsburgh

6. Buffalo, New York

7. Louisville, Kentucky

7. Oklahoma City

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