Landroid: A New Era Of Robot Mowing

The Landroid, which ushered in a new era of robotic lawn mowing, simultaneously proved its worth at CES 2023.
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Mowing the lawn is one of those thankless tasks that anyone with a garden is required to do or risk their yards returning to nature. Time and labor-consuming, many would rather be doing something else.

And that’s where innovations like robotic lawnmowers have come to the rescue. But, they have a problem; most are very stupid things.

However, a new robotic lawnmower has been developed that is effectively self-sufficient.

And so, let us introduce the WORX Landroid Vision: the only mowing robot that can sense its surroundings. Just like the evolution of the eye in nature, this ability makes the Landroid heads and shoulders above its competition among other robotic lawnmowers.

Currently, most robotic lawnmowers can only move back and forth within a few wire-restricted regions. As the Landroid Vision has the ability to “see,” it can determine where to cut without too much assistance from its human overseers.

In order to distinguish between barriers and grass, Landroid Vision uses a well-trained neural network system meaning that it is aware of what to cut, what to avoid, and areas that are “out of bounds” for the robot. All this without the need for obtrusive boundary wires or antennae, all thanks to its onboard HDR camera and VISION AI.

To this end, you can set Landroid Vision on any lawn, activate it, and then watch it work without needing to worry about it destroying your prized flowers or vegetables. And all this with no antenna, boundary wire, or other hassles that often come with robotic lawnmowers.

This means that Landroid Vision is essentially a "drop and mow" solution because it requires no setup or trouble to get into action.

Other robot lawnmowers run into barriers too. Not a big problem when it comes to trees and furniture, but essential when it comes to animals, people, and other living things. The Landroid Vision, on the other hand, is not so clumsy.

Multiple zones can be handled easily by vision too. By utilizing commands and installing RFID tags in different areas, the Landroid Vision can complete one area, stop cutting, and navigate to its next area of operation completely autonomously.

No need to pick it up and carry it by hand. Now that is a handy little robotic lawnmower.

Through its eye, a high dynamic range, full HD, wide-angle camera with an auto-white balance that can manage stark contrast and glares, Landroid Vision observes the world.

But, how can it perform this seemingly magical function?

Essentially the Landroid Vision uses the same AI technology seen in contemporary autonomous vehicles to analyze frame-by-frame photos from its onboard cameras to recognize and distinguish grass from other objects like roads, sidewalks, flowerbeds, and even animals and people.

This enables Landroid Vision to visit numerous grass zones by crossing over sidewalks, driveways, and other locations without using any mapping or wiring to avoid barriers. The Landroid Vision allows for cutting height adjustments between 1.5 inches and 3.5 inches while automatically adjusting to changes in lawn factors like grass density.

Currently, there are three models of the Landroid Vision: 1, 4, and 1-acre types. All models are powered by WORX’s 20v PowerShare lithium-ion battery platform too, providing unrivaled reliability and durability.

Vision has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for complete remote monitoring of the appliance by homeowners. Additionally, the Vision is protected from all weather situations by its weatherproof enclosure, which includes an onboard rain sensor.

It even knows when to return to its home base.

To this end, this might be the only robotic lawnmower your could ever possibly need.

Lucky you.

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