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# Robonect Binding

Robonect is a piece of hardware which has to be put into your Husqvarna, Gardena and other branded automower and makes it accessible in your internal network. More details about the Robonect module can be found at (opens new window)

This binding integrates mowers having the robonect module installed as a thing into the home automation solution, allowing to control the mower and react on mower status changes in rules.

# Supported Things

The binding exposes just one Thing type which is the mower.

Tested mowers

Mower Robonect module Robonect firmware version
Husqvarna Automower 105 Robonect Hx 0.9c, 0.9e
Husqvarna Automower 315 Robonect Hx 0.9e, 1.0 preview
Husqvarna Automower 320 Robonect Hx 1.0 Beta7a
Husqvarna Automower 420 Robonect Hx 0.9e, 1.0 Beta2
Gardena SILENO city 250 Robonect Hx 1.2

# Discovery

Robonect does not support automatic discovery. So the thing has to be added manually either via Paper UI or things configuration.

# Thing Configuration

following configuration settings are supported for the mower thing.

parameter name mandatory description
host yes the hostname or ip address of the mower.
pollInterval no the interval for the binding to poll for mower status information.
offlineTimeout no the maximum time, the mower can be offline before the binding triggers the offlineTrigger channel
user no the username if authentication is enabled in the firmware.
password no the password if authenticaiton is enabled in the firmware.
timezone no the timezone as configured in Robonect on the robot (default: Europe/Berlin)

An example things configuration might look like

Thing robonect:mower:automower "Mower" @ "Garden" [ host="", pollInterval="5", user="gardener", password = "cutter"]

# Channels

Channel ID Item Type Description
name String Retrieves or sets the name of the mower
battery Number Retrieves the current battery status in percent
status-duration Number Retrieves the duration of the current status (see status) of the mower
mowing-hours Number Retrieves the number of hours of mowing operation
mode String Retrieves or sets the mode of the mower. Possible values retrieval values are
  • HOME
  • AUTO
  • EOD : triggers the "end of day" mode. The mower will switch in to the HOME mode and stay int this mode for the rest of the day. After midnight it will switch back to the mode which was set previously.
status Number Retrieves the current mower status which can be
  • 1 : PARKING
  • 2 : MOWING
  • 4 : CHARGING
  • 6 : UNKNOWN_6
  • 16 : OFF
  • 17 : SLEEPING
  • 98 : OFFLINE (Binding cannot connect to mower)
  • 99 : UNKNOWN
start Switch Starts the mower. ON is started (analog to pressing the start button on mower) or OFF (analog to the stop button on mower).
job Switch Starts a job. The channels can be configured with the three parameters remoteStart, afterMode and duration. remoteStart defines the mowing start point with the corresponding options REMOTE_1, REMOTE_2 and DEFAULT. afterMode is the mode the mower will be set after the job is done. Allowed values are AUTO, HOME or EOD. duration is the job duration in minutes. Please note, if the mower is charging it will wait to start the job until it is fully charged, but the jobs duration is already started.
timer-status String Retrieves the status of the timer which can be
  • INACTIVE : no timer set
  • ACTIVE - timer set and currently running
  • STANDBY - timer set but not triggered/running yet
timer-next DateTime Retrieves the Date and Time of the next timer set. This is just valid if there is an ACTIVE timer status (see timer-status).
wlan-signal Number Retrieves the current WLAN Signal strength in dB
error-code Number The mower manufacturer code in case the mower is in status 7 (error). The binding resets this to UNDEF, once the mower is not in error status anymore.
error-message String The error message in case the mower is in status 7 (error). The binding resets this to UNDEF, once the mower is not in error status anymore.
error-date DateTime The date and time the error happened. The binding resets this to UNDEF, once the mower is not in error status anymore.
last-error-code Number The mower manufacturer code of the last error happened
last-error-message String The error message of the last error happened
last-error-date DateTime The date and time of the last error happened
health-temperature Number The temperature of the mower (just available for robonect firmware >= 1.0)
health-humidity Number The humidity of the mower (just available for robonect firmware >= 1.0)

# Offline Trigger Channel

This channel s triggered if the mower is longer than the configured offlineTriggerTimeout offline. This may indicate that the mower may stuck somewhere in error state but does not have a signal.

# Full Example

Things file .things

Thing robonect:mower:automower "Mower" @ "Garden" [ host="", pollInterval=5, user="gardener", password = "cutter"]

Items file .items

String    mowerName            "Mower name"                                    {channel="robonect:mower:automower:name"}
Number    mowerBattery         "Mower battery [%d %%]" <energy>                {channel="robonect:mower:automower:battery"}
Number    mowerHours           "Mower operation hours [%d h]" <clock>          {channel="robonect:mower:automower:mowing-hours"}
Number    mowerDuration        "Duration of current mode"                      {channel="robonect:mower:automower:status-duration"}
String    mowerMode            "Mower mode"                                    {channel="robonect:mower:automower:mode"}
Number    mowerStatus          "Mower Status [MAP(]"    {channel="robonect:mower:automower:status"}
Switch    mowerStarted         "Mower started"                                 {channel="robonect:mower:automower:started"}
String    mowerTimerStatus     "Mower timer status"                            {channel="robonect:mower:automower:timer-status"}
DateTime  mowerNextTimer       "Next timer [%1$td/%1$tm %1$tH:%1$tM]" <clock>  {channel="robonect:mower:automower:timer-next"}
Number    mowerWlanSignal      "WLAN signal [%d dB ]"                          {channel="robonect:mower:automower:wlan-signal"}
Switch    mowerOneHourJob      "Start mowing for one hour from now"            {channel="robonect:mower:automower:job",remoteStart=REMOTE_1,afterMode=AUTO,duration=60}
Number    mowerErrorCode       "Error code"                                    {channel="robonect:mower:automower:error-code"}
String    mowerErrorMessage    "Error message"                                 {channel="robonect:mower:automower:error-message"}
DateTime  mowerErrorDate       "Error date [%1$td/%1$tm %1$tH:%1$tM]"          {channel="robonect:mower:automower:error-date"}

Map transformation for mower status (