RoboUP Robotic Mower with RTK-GPS and robot vision crowdfunds
The RoboUP Robotic Mower is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The company claims it is its first lawn mower to combine RTK-GPS, "robot vision", and AI technology. These tools remove the need to install a boundary wire, with the gadget instead relying on its Dynamic Exact Positioning System (DEPS) to navigate and position itself. The dual AI cameras help the robot to avoid obstacles, including pets and wildlife, and the device can tackle inclines up to 45°.
The RoboUP is available in two models: the T1000P and T2000P. The T1000P is suitable for lawns up to 1,000 m² (~10,764 ft²), lasting up to 60 mins on a single charge. The higher-end T2000P can handle a larger 2,000 m² (~21,528 ft²) area, with a 120 min run time. The gadget has an ultrasonic radar and side-mounted cutter to help neaten the lawn's edges. You can control the smart lawn mower using an accompanying app, setting up multiple zones with individual settings such as cutting height.
RoboUP notes that, after an OTA update later this year, you will also be able to control the device with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. The lowest pledge level currently at Kickstarter for the RoboUP T1000P is HK$9,412 (~US$1,200); the gadget has an MSRP of HK$19,600 (~US$2,499). The RoboUP T2000P is available for HK$12,552 (~US$1,600) and will retail for HK$23,500 (~US$2,999) after the campaign. The company is delivering the product worldwide, with shipping expected to start in April.