The robots are coming!

Just weeks after a beer-delivering robot hit the scene, WORX popped up with news that its line of WORX Landroid Robotic Mowers is expanding this summer. Personally, I don’t even dig the idea of a Roomba to vacuum inside, so the thought of setting a Landroid loose on the yard isn’t my bag. But if you’re not big on handling lawncare yourself, maybe you’ll be into it.

According to WORX, three new models are available to help homeowners keep their lawns looking great “quietly and efficiently without supervision.” These shouldn’t run off at night as R2-D2 did on the sands of Tatooine, so that’s a good thing.

WORX Landroid Robotic Mowers are available to handle 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 acre yards.

The Landroid is guided by a patented AIA (Artificial Intelligence Algorithm) technology that WORX says “gives the Landroid problem-solving capabilities that allow it to cut the lawn more efficiently and to better navigate through narrow passageways compared to other robotic mowers.” It can navigate up slopes and inclines of 20° (35%).

There’s a lot of tech built into these things and optional accessories, such as a collision-avoidance system and a little canopy to protect the Droid from the rain are available.

You can’t buy a Landroid from a Jawa, so you’ll have to pick one up at Amazon or WORX.com.

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James Zahn aka The Rock Father is the founder and publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, Deputy Editor of the Toy Book, and senior editor of the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider. Zahn is an Illinois-based writer, media personality, commentator, director, actor, adventurer, raconteur, and overall pop culture and toy enthusiast. James is frequently called upon for expert commentary on the toy industry and has been seen on or quoted in Yahoo! Finance, CNN, FOX Business, MarketWatch, Forbes, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, PopSugar, Fangoria, Starlog, and many more. He has been involved with entertainment and media for nearly 30 years, with a passion for music and film. Follow James on Twitter @TheRockFather. Email him: james@therockfather.com