iRobot Is Working On A Roomba For Your Lawn
The company that brought us the Roomba has another robot helper in the works to make lawn care a hands-free chore.By Leah Becerra | August 13, 2015
Ever wish your lawn mower could push itself? There are already some options out there, but now iRobot, creator of the Roomba, can get in on the yard work too. (Video via Consumer Reports)
Robot lawn care hasn't really caught on in the U.S. because, for one, existing models tend to be pretty expensive, and two, the designs require homeowners to install a perimeter wire and charging station, which takes some doing. (Video via Which?)
So iRobot wants to go a different route. It submitted an FCC waiver to make and sell its own version that uses a wireless signal — emitted from beacons — instead of a wire to create a barrier. The commission granted the company's request Wednesday.