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iRobot, the company known for making the Roomba, some of the best robotic vacuum cleaners out there, is looking to jump into the lawn care game with the announcement of Terra. Much like the company’s selection of indoor cleaners, this device will automatically cut its way around your yard, making for one less chore that you need to do manually.
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The main thing iRobot is touting about its new robot lawn mower is the high-end mapping and navigation technologies. The company talked about its iRobot’s Imprint Smart Mapping tech, which allows the device to mow the grass in the same way people do—with a straight back and forth pattern. It will also remember where it is in the yard, and how much space in the yard it has left to do.
Like Roomba vacuums, Terra will automatically return to its base to recharge when the battery runs low, and then it will resume cutting where it left off.
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As far as what makes this stand out from other robotic lawn mowers already on the market, iRobot said in a press release that it eliminates “the need for costly and labor-intensive boundary wires.”
Instead, the setup process actually sounds pretty painless and doesn’t seem like it will require any professional installation. Apparently, you just need to place several wireless beacons around the outside of the yard, drive Terra around the edge of the yard...
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