Whether it鈥檚 the last few weeks of a hot and muggy summer or the freezing temps of winter, yardwork聽is rarely makes our fave chores list. Sure, the benefits of a gorgeous yard are amazing (hello, backyard soirees!), but crazy temps and bugs galore can be enough to make us聽procrastinate on those weeds forever. Thankfully, technology is coming to the rescue. Meet LANDroid, a robot that could make yard work obsolete.


Developed by Worx聽and touted as the 鈥淩oomba for lawns,鈥 this robotic mower can complete menial jobs on a customizable daily schedule, all for $999. You can count on your new robot聽lawn servant to cut聽your lawn聽with聽a trio of blades that slice the top of the grass. The LANDroid is聽bagless and spreads the cuttings around to fertilize your grass,聽keeping it lush.


This compact聽machine weighs聽just under twenty pounds and is cordless. Its 28-volt Li-Ion battery takes an hour and a half to fully charge, giving it enough juice to take on聽10,000 square feet of grass. The best part: When the battery is low, LANDroid automatically returns to its聽charging base, so you don鈥檛 have to hunt for it.

The mower comes with聽sensors for rain and shock that detect聽unexpected water and obstructions on your聽lawn. There鈥檚 even an anti-theft system and a loud alarm built in, so should someone try to steal your nifty tool, you鈥檇 definitely know.


A robot with blades might make you nervous, but the blades automatically stop spinning anytime the mower is lifted. And since the blades are nowhere near the edges, there is little-to-no chance of slicing a finger. Of course, it鈥檚 not quite perfect yet. Because of how the boundary is set, LANDroid does not trim edges, or any areas outside of the set聽perimeter. You鈥檇 have to do that yourself,聽so don鈥檛 hang up your gardening gloves just yet.聽We鈥檙e hoping that future editions of LANDroid tackle trimming, but for now, we鈥檇 be happy to find one of these under our tree come holiday time!

Would you have a robot do your yard work? Tell us聽why or why not in the comments below.

(Photos via聽Worx)