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iRobot’s Terra Is The Roomba For The Lawn

iRobot is heading into the great outdoors.

iRobot is heading into the great outdoors.

The manufacturer of the Roomba robot vacuum unveiled the Terra on Wednesday, a robotic mower that uses wireless beacon technology to navigate a yard and the company’s Imprint Smart Mapping technology to learn the environment.

According to iRobot, users place the wireless beacons around the yard, drive the robot once around the perimeter, and then schedule the Terra to mow. It will reportedly return to its base to recharge the battery and resume mowing until the yard is complete.

The accompanying Home app, meanwhile, enables the ability to adjust the desired grass height and schedule the mow.

The company will trial the device as a beta program in the U.S. this year. Pricing wasn’t revealed.

The company released a video demonstrating the robot.

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