CES 2023 | Worx Landroid Vision robotic lawn mower unveiled with HDR camera and neural network
Worx has unveiled the Landroid Vision robotic lawn mower at CES 2023. The company claims that it is the first robot mower on the market to use neural network technology, AI that helps the gadget tell the difference between the grass and its surroundings. The VISION AI is made possible thanks to a built-in HDR camera, capturing images which are analysed to allow the robot to navigate the lawn without a boundary wire and avoid obstacles.
The Landroid Vision's wide-angle camera has an auto-white balance tool to help the robot “see” in brighter conditions, and the gadget can process a frame every 0.05 seconds. Similar technology is used in some autonomous vehicles, allowing the robot to cross sidewalks safely. The system also reduces set-up time, as mapping is not required for navigation. According to Worx, the lawn mower can detect rain and return to its weatherproof housing when necessary. Plus, the device can quietly mow your lawn at night so that you can make the most of your garden during the day.
The device uses a Worx 20 V PowerShare lithium-ion battery platform with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. You can control the robot via an app, with OTA updates planned to continue to improve the AI. You can adjust the cutting height from 1.5 to 3.5-in (~38 to 89 mm), and Vision can adapt to various lawn densities. Three models of the Landroid Vision will be available to cover ¼ acre (~11,000 ft² or 1,000 m²), ½ acre (~22,000 ft² or 2,000 m²) or 1 acre (~44,000 ft² or 4,000 m²). It is unclear how much the Worx Landroid Vision robotic lawn mower will cost when it launches this Spring.