Robin Autopilot

Robin Autopilot is the very first robotic lawn care service, and our franchisees are uniquely positioned to benefit from this shift toward more reliable, eco-friendly, lower-cost robotic mowing.

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Robin Autopilot

Robin Autopilot Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Robin Autopilot is the world's first robotic lawn care service. Since September of 2016 we've been combining proven robot mower technology with highly-professional human crews to create a more Eco-friendly, Reliable and Affordable lawn care experience.

This is a low-investment, low-overhead, incredibly unique opportunity that will appeal to a broad cross-section of potential franchisees. Millennials and military veterans are a great fit, but so is someone looking to start their own business for the first time. We're bringing true disruption to the $82 billion landscaping industry and leveraging our relationships with robot manufacturers to provide equipment financing not available anywhere else.

Company Details

Established: 2015
First Unit Franchised: 2018
Franchised Units: 1
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In:
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Robin Autopilot

Financial Assistance Provided: NA
Site Selection Assistance: NA
Lease Negotiation Assistance: NA
Recruiting Assistance: NA
Co-Operative Advertising: NA
Training: Our number one mission is to build a thriving community of franchise owners. We achieve this by putting Franchise Owners First, starting with our robust training and support program, systems and tools. We begin with 5 days of initial franchise training at our headquarters. During that time we spend 3 days in the classroom focused on marketing, technology, budgeting, and the tools you need to run a successful business. We then spend 2 days in the field installing robots, fence doors, and executing maintenance. Following training at the Robin's Nest HQ, we then spend 3 days in your territory with you. Ongoing training classes will be hosted throughout the year via live webinars, conference calls and online programs. In addition to our training program, you also benefit from:

Marketing - we have a proven mix of digital, print and customer referral programs to help you acquire customers, with a brand that is memorable and a product that generates its own PR.

Operations - Our manuals and technology system contain processes and checklists that ensure reliable, high-quality service for customers and less headaches for you.

Technology - Our custom-built platform enables you to manage your business, including job schedules, customer billing, inventory management, and more.

Leadership - We are here to support you every step of the way, from our CEO to every member of the organization. Your success is our priority.

Supporting our franchise owners is the backbone of our success and we look forward to working with you throughout the lifecycle of your business.

Other Info:
Our Business Model

A robotic mower is installed at a customer's home. The robot handles the repetitive mowing, while human crews come out periodically to take care of the edging, trimming, weeding and other yard care needs. Our customers never have to worry about an overgrown yard and our crew members can focus their talents on higher-value, higher-margin activities.

Thisis a recurring revenue service. Customers' cards are automatically charged a set monthly fee based on their level of service and size of their property. Because of the robots, the price can be less than they'd pay traditional landscaping services while receiving higher-quality, more reliable service.

Why Robotic Mowing?
Massive change is coming to the $70 billion U.S. landscaping market. More than 1 million robotic mowers are already safely operating in Europe and the United States is next. Our franchisees are uniquely positioned to benefit from this shift toward more reliable, eco-friendly, lower-cost robotic mowing.

Huge existing landscaping market of $70 billion, including millions of residential lawns Traditional customer experience is archaic and unreliable with checks left under doormats and crews that don't show up.

Robotic mowers are proven technology in Europe but only just now entering the U.S. Robots will win because they:
  • Are reliable, never skip a day of work and even mow in the rain Cost less due to automation
  • Are quiet enough to mow at night-no more disruptions for napping kids or conference calls
  • Produce greener, healthier lawns due to frequent cutting and tiny clippings that fertilize the turf
  • Are emission-free, reducing as much pollution as taking 2 cars off the road!

Why Choose Robin?
Robin Autopilot is by far the most experienced operator of robotic mowers in the United States. Our franchisees benefit from both our unmatched experience and the wave of robot adoption across the country.
  • Ground-floor access to disruptive technology and a services model that we pioneered in the U.S.
  • Fast startup and expansion model, with low overhead and fixed expenses
  • Monthly subscription business with recurring revenue
  • Proven marketing and PR approach that's generated local and national press such as Shark Tank, CBS This Morning and TechCrunch features.
  • Proprietary processes and technology built from the ground up to manage a robotic lawn service, including our patent-pending robot door for fences
  • Exclusive equipment supplier relationships that include special pricing and financing
  • Home-based model with low investment and low-overhead
  • A scalable annuity business with just a couple employees
  • Flexible schedule
Our Experience
Since September of 2016, Robin Autopilot has been the only full-service robot lawn care company in the market. Launched in Dallas, Texas, we quickly reached 200 robots installed during our first season. Word quickly spread through national appearances on CBS, ABC and other major networks, and local newspapers and TV stations as well. We've encountered and solved challenges such as fenced in backyards, sidewalk and driveway crossings, and common sources of wire breaks. We've tested robots from every major manufacturer and with Robin Autopilot you gain the benefit of our knowledge and experience-based process.
  • Field-tested processes and identified robotic mower models that deliver consistently
  • Manufacturer relationships enable us to provide mowers at a low monthly purchase cost
  • Patented robot door technology allows robots to move through fences while keeping pets and kids secure
  • Custom GPS tracking and insurance to prevent losses due to theft
  • Invested more than $1 million in the Robin Aviator technology platform custom-built for customer signup, billing, crew scheduling, robot inventory management, etc.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Robin Autopilot Franchise.

What does a Robin Autopilot Franchise Cost?

Robin Autopilot franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $40,000
Total Investment: $49,850
Minimum Net Worth: N/A
Franchise Fee: $29,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 2-5
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes - $5,000 discount for any military veteran

Is Robin Autopilot a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Robin Autopilot is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Robin Autopilot a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Robin Autopilot is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Robin Autopilot Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Robin Autopilot does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Robin Autopilot a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Robin Autopilot is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Robin Autopilot Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Robin Autopilot franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Robin Autopilot Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Robin Autopilot franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Robin Autopilot Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Robin Autopilot franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Robin Autopilot Looking for International franchisees?

No. Robin Autopilot franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Robin Autopilot's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Maintenance, Green & Eco Friendly, Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Robin Autopilot Franchises for Sale

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