This is not the first time automated lawnmowers have tackled your gardens. Many brands such as Flymo, Robomow, and Bosch, have created their own automatic robotic lawnmowers. However, iRobot said to the FCC that other competitors only offered hands-free mowers, which need underground fences or other intricate setups, according to Reuters.
An iRobot spokesman said in an statement emailed to CNBC that they were very pleased with the FCC's decision, saying it will allow to explore further into the lawn mowing category.
"iRobot is constantly working to develop new practical robotic solutions that are designed to improve people's lives, both inside and outside of the home. The FCC's decision will allow iRobot to continue exploring the viability of wideband, alongside other technologies, as part of a long-term product exploration effort in the lawn mowing category."
iRobot has manufactured other products along with the Roomba hoover. These include a floor scrubber (Scooba); a mopper/duster (Braava) and gutter cleaner (Looj).
—By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs, follow her on Twitter @AlexGibbsy.