Maintain Your Perfect Yard Without All The Work
It’s interesting to see the evolution of autonomous robotic lawnmowers happen in real-time. What was once a thing of the future is becoming a reality right before our eyes. Toro’s autonomous robotic lawn mower hopes to change the industry even further with some state-of-the-art technology. While we wait for more information, we can at least tell you what we know so far.
Toro Robotic Lawn Mower – The Big Deal
While robotic lawn mowers aren’t unheard of in this day and age, many of them still rely on underground boundary wires. Installing such infrastructure can be an expensive hassle. Instead, Toro decided to design its autonomous robotic lawn mower to map out and localize your yard using multiple integrated cameras.
Toro claims that the robotic lawn mower’s camera technology is the industry’s first vision-based localization system. That appears true—at least with respect to the residential market.
Toro designed these mowers to navigate through tight spaces and around structures like trees and landscaping. In addition, crossing surfaces like driveways and sidewalks present no problem for Toro robotic mowers. The mower can even traverse over hills with its slope-friendly cutting capabilities.
Do you ever wish you could mow your yard from the office? There’s an app for that. Toro’s robotic lawn mowers can be controlled by a smartphone app. The app lets you schedule and also customize your mowing settings. It even recommends ideal cutting times based on recent weather patterns, so you don’t have to worry about planning ahead if the forecast calls for rain.
- Autonomous lawn mower with wire-free navigation
- Quiet functionality
- Grass height control with SmartZone settings
- Theft-proof features
- Third-party safety certification
Toro isn’t first to the game with respect to an autonomous lawn mower. However, taking the multi-camera approach piques our interest. We will have to wait and see if this technology surpasses LiDAR and similar technologies. The idea of skipping boundary wires—which seem to suffer regularly from breaks and faults—definitely appeals to us.
Toro clearly doesn’t have everything ironed out as they were unable to provide us with additional info at this time. That means, pricing, cut height, runtime, battery-capacity…all are apparently up in the air at this point. We don’t even have a model number.
Toro Autonomous Robotic Lawn Mower Price and Availability
Even though no price has been specified thus far, we expect to hear updates before the estimated Spring 2023 release. Toro will begin taking pre-orders beginning in the Fall of 2022. You can find out more by visiting Toro’s webpage for its Robotic Lawn Mower.