Robotic mowing of separated lawn areas

  • US 9,538,702 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2014
  • Issued: 01/10/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of mowing at least two areas separated by a space, the method comprising:

  • training a robotic mower to mow at least a first area and a second area, the first area separated from the second area by the space, including moving the robotic mower about the first and second areas while storing data indicative of a location of boundaries of each area relative to boundary markers;

    storing data indicative of a traversal route between the first area and the second area;

    storing data indicative of a bypass route that provides a path for the robotic mower to follow to traverse the first area; and

    theninitiating a mowing operation causing the robotic mower to autonomously and in sequence;

    disable a mowing function;

    traverse the first area by following the bypass route without mowing the first area;

    move from the first area to the second area across the space separating the first area from the second area by following the traversal route between the first area and the second area without mowing the traversal route;

    activate the mowing function; and

    mow the second area.

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