iRobot is known for its line of Roomba robotic vacuums along with the Braava mopping robots and Mirra pool cleaning robots. And now the company is getting ready to launch the Terra robot lawn mowers. And with the Terra, iRobot is bringing its Imprint Smart Mapping technology to the lawn. Using the iRobot HOME App, users will be able to schedule and customize mowing preferences.
Terra will be able to mow lawns as people do. For example, it will be able to intelligently navigate a yard cutting efficiently in straight and back-and-forth lines. Plus it is able to remember where it is in the yard and where it still needs to cover. Once the Terra robot’s battery runs low, it will return to the base to recharge and then continue mowing until the yard is finished being mowed. And with the iRobot Home app, it can also control when the law is cut base don the height of the grass and the time of day.
“iRobot is building an ecosystem of robots and technologies that help people do more both inside and outside of the home,” said iRobot chairman and CEO Colin Angle in a statement. “The robot mower segment is well established in EMEA and has tremendous room for growth in other markets, including North America. With its ease of use and premium mowing features, Terra is poised to give consumers a whole new way to think about how they take care of their lawn.”
Initially, the iRobot Terra robot mower is going to be available in Germany and it will arrive in beta in the U.S. later this year. The pricing and availability is not yet known.