Tertill is a weeding robot designed to help you enjoy the fun and wellness benefits of gardening—without all the weeding. It is solar-powered, weatherproof, and kills weeds mechanically using specially designed wheels and an onboard string trimmer.
Did you know?
Tertill was created by the inventor of Roomba.
Tertill was created by Franklin Robotics (now Tertill Corporation), a startup in North Billerica, Mass., founded by Joe Jones, a co-inventor of the Roomba. Jones began by building a series of Tertill prototypes, which evolved in shape from round to rectangular and back to round. The robot also went from two-wheel to four-wheel drive to improve its ability to navigate slopes and ruts. In addition, the final version was equipped with camber wheels for extra traction. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Tertill went on sale in 2019, priced at US $350. In 2021, Jones and two co-inventors were granted US Patent No. 10888045, "Weeding Robot and Method."