According to a recent market study, Robotic Lawn Mower Market by Future Market Insights, the robotic mowers market is projected to progress at a high compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% and reach a valuation of $2 billion by the end of 2029. And iRobot, the maker of well known Roomba vacuums, is entering the market. Here are some key takeaways from the report:
- Sales of robotic mowers are expected to remain concentrated to residential end use; nevertheless, sales in the commercial segment are still projected to witness hefty growth over the coming years. The report states, “There is significant potential in the long-run as far as robotic lawn mowers are concerned for lawns in commercial areas, sports fields, hotels, and parks. Thus, companies in the market are positioning themselves to enter the professional/commercial market where requirements for technology and reliability are even higher.”
- Demand in Europe’s consumer market has grown rapidly in recent years, and still shows substantial growth opportunity, since the region’s robotic mower market is far from saturation.
- GPS and Bluetooth-enabled robotic mowers and wireless mobile devices are potential investment options for manufacturers. Multiple voice interaction is also being provided in upcoming connected robotic lawn mowers.
The worldwide robotic garden mower market is considerably consolidated, with a number of gamers holding a outstanding share of almost 50% of the market. A few of the key gamers working within the world robotic garden mower market are Husqvarna AB, MTD Merchandise, STIGA S.p.A., KYODO CO., LTD., and Robert Bosch GmbH, amongst others. Furthermore, to win over market imponderables and shakeouts, producers reminiscent of Husqvarna, MTD, and Honda are increasing their geographic attain to South East Asia & Pacific.
Roomba Maker To Launch Terra™ Mower
In different robotic mower information, iRobot, producer of the well-known Roomba® robotic vacuum, has plans to introduce the Terra robotic mower. First publicized over a 12 months in the past, Terra was anticipated to be launched this 12 months, although no date has been launched but. Terra options mapping and navigation applied sciences; high-performance, high-quality mowing; and straightforward set up.
Terra learns its atmosphere utilizing iRobot’s Imprint™ Sensible Mapping know-how. It mows like individuals do, navigating a yard effectively in straight, back-and-forth traces. Terra remembers the place it’s within the yard and the place it nonetheless must cowl. If the robotic’s battery runs low, it’s going to return to its base to recharge after which resume mowing till the yard is full.
A substitute for robotic mowers requiring expensive and labor-intensive boundary wires, Terra combines Imprint™ Sensible Mapping know-how and a newly developed wi-fi communications system, together with standalone beacons. Customers simply place the wi-fi beacons round a yard, drive the robotic as soon as across the perimeter, and schedule Terra to mow. Customers have whole management over the place the robotic goes and the place it doesn’t go, so it stays on the garden and out of the flowers.
Moreover, customers can use the iRobot HOME App to customize a robotic – from adjusting the peak of the grass to controlling exactly when the garden is reduce, day or night time. The robotic is designed with rugged options to assist it function in inclement climate and navigate robust out of doors terrain.
“The robotic mower section… has great room for development in different markets, together with North America,” mentioned Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot.
However the true query stays: Will Terra be protected for cats to trip on? We’re considering no. They could have to stay with Roombas!
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