Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Floorbot


Maybe we're crazy, but we're beginning to think that the really hard part about building a robotic vacuum cleaner is selling them for less than a thousand bucks. Case in point: the new Floorbot vacuum cleaner from Floorbotics, which is expected to retail for around a thousand bucks. That's five hundred less than Electrolux's latest Trilobite, but still a good eight hundred dollars more than iRobot's Roomba RoboVac, which has been winning hearts across America. That extra $800 apparently buys you a more "intelligent navigation system" so that the Floorbot cleans each area only once, rather than in slightly more haphazard (and battery draning) manner that the Roomba vacuums your floors.

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