The entry-level Robomower RM200 is the least expensive robotic lawn mower on the market, but it can only handle very small lawns, and we found very few reviews of it. Once the initial setup is done -- laying perimeter wire around the area to be mowed -- it mows the area on its own. However, you have to take the mower to its starting point each time you want to run it, either by carrying its 39-pound weight or by using an optional remote control (*Est. $80).
We found the most thorough review of the RM200 at a retail site, Probotics.com. Epinions has owner reviews of Robomowers, and a Robomower Yahoo! Group has several dozen posts about the RM200. The forum section in the retail site Robomower.biz also has news and information about the Robomower RM200.
Probotics.com sells robotic lawn mowers, but the reviews on the site are based on actual usage of the models and are very thorough. Editors recommend the Robomower RM200 for small lawns or lawns with several small areas, calling it "well designed" and predicting that it "should provide years of trouble-free use."
Review: Robomower RM200 RM400 Review and Guide, Editors of Probotics.com
About 30 Robomower owners review different models here. None is specifically a review of the RM200, but you can still get a general idea about the durability of Robomowers. Many owners are quite satisfied with their Robomower, but several complain that when it needed servicing, they had to pay to ship it long distances.
Review: Friendly Robotics Robomower, Contributors to Epinions.com
Like the forum at Bamabots.com, this is another good site to check for news and the latest reviews of LawnBott and Robomower robotic lawn mowers. Occasionally, contributors compare them with the Husqvarna Automower.
Review: LawnBott Robomower Robotic Lawn Mower Forums, Contributors to Robomower.biz
4. Robomower Yahoo! Group
There are 66 posts specifically about the Robomower RM200 here, posted between when it was introduced in 2007 and late 2009. Many discuss different features of this model, and some contain advice on how to handle setup and maintenance tasks.
Review: Discussions of Robomower RM200, Members of Robomower Yahoo! Group