The inventor of Roomba has created a weed-slashing robot for your garden

When it debuted in 2002, the Roomba captured the public’s attention. No one had ever seen such a clever vacuum cleaner, let alone one that was hands-free.

Fifteen years later, Roomba creator Joe Jones may have come up with the next ground-dwelling superstar, only this time the machine works outside.

Here’s what Tertill is all about.

This is Tertill, a Roomba for your garden.

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Tertill contains sensors that locate and target weeds.

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When it encounters a weed, the device will roll over the unwanted plant and cut it from the ground.

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Once it's removed, the weed can either be left to die or scooped up.

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Roomba creator Joe Jones created Tertill in collaboration with Franklin Robotics. The device contains solar panels for power.

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Tertill is low-maintenance. It only requires a small raised border around the garden to stay in the right area and a small amount of space between plants.

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Otherwise, the device will happily scan the surrounding area for pesky weeds that it can conquer.

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Franklin Robotics has launched a Kickstarter campaign selling Tertill for $300. Would you pay $300 for this weed warrior?

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Source: Kickstarter

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