Dallas Robot Lawn Mower Company Sells, Plans Headquarters Move to Cleveland

Dallas-based robotic lawn mower company, Robin Autopilot, has been acquired by an Ohio-based holdings group. The company will also move its headquarters from Dallas to Cleveland, where buyer Fahey Group is based. Deal terms weren't disclosed.Robin has more than 1,000 customers using its robotic mowing technology, with machines in the United States under its franchised service, with 15 locations in 12 states. Fahey Group's founder Logan Fahey will become the CEO of Robin. Its founders Justin Crandall and Bart Lomont will remain with the company as advisers.The move also puts Robin closer to its manufacturer, MTD Products Inc., in suburban Cleveland.Robin sells subscription-based services to customers starting at $19 a week for the mowing service, which includes lawn care, maintenance, repairs and theft protection. The machines, which look similar to Roombas, are programmed to operate independently to trim a lawn daily, guided by an invisible wire system.  Continue reading...

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