iRobot, the manufacture of the popular Roomba vacuum is planning to take its autonomous robots outdoors and has this week unveiled the Roomba Terra robot lawnmower. Unlike other currently available robot lawnmowers no perimeter cable needs to be layed, just a few wireless beacons to help the robot keep track of its location.Check out the video below for a quick overview of what you can expect from the Roomba Terra robot lawnmower.
Using the companion smartphone application users will need to drive the robot lawn mower around the desired area that needs cutting at first to allow the robot to register what to mow and what not. The small robotic lawnmower is equipped with a rechargeable battery that is capable of providing up to 60 minutes of run time on a single charge and will take two hours to fully charge from flat.
For larger gardens if the robot’s battery runs down it will return to its charging dock and commence mowing where it left off once fully charged. iRobot has equipped the robotic lawn mower with two modular shears and spring technology enabling the blades to bounce if they hit rocks or hard surfaces preventing them from snapping.
Unfortunately, no information on pricing has been released as yet, but the new Roomba robot lawnmower will first. Launch in Germany via a beta release in the coming months.