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When Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
By Steve Crowe · 9 September, 2016 • Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home.
Neato Botvac D3 Connected vs. Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum Comparison
By RT Staff · 1 September, 2016 • Neato introduced two robot vacuums, the Botvac D3 Connected and Botvac D5 Connected, at IFA in Berlin. We compare the new models.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum vs. iRobot Roomba, Dyson 360 Eye
By RT Staff · 31 August, 2016 • Xiaomi's $250 Mi Robot Vacuum will launch soon in China, and it stacks up well against the pricier iRobot Roomba 980 and Dyson 360 Eye.
Hacked Roomba is the World’s Fastest Robot Vacuum
By Steve Crowe · 16 August, 2016 • Most robot vacuums take a while to clean your house. Not this one.
iRobot Roomba 960 vs. Roomba 980: Robot Vacuum Comparison
By Steve Crowe · 4 August, 2016 • iRobot's Roomba 960 robot vacuum is a cheaper version of the Roomba 980 that launched earlier this year. Here's a comparison of the two robot vacuums.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Doesn’t Faze iRobot
By Steve Crowe · 29 July, 2016 • The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum goes on sale in the United States on August 1, 2016 for $999. iRobot, which has dominated the robot vacuum market since 2002, isn't worried about the stiff competition.
iRobot Enlists Amazon Web Services for Connected Robots
By RT Staff · 19 July, 2016 • Amazon Web Services will allow iRobot to provide customers with more powerful applications that process, analyze, and act on IoT data.
SpotMini Robot Dog Loves to Do the Dishes
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2016 • The SpotMini robot from Boston Dynamics can run up stairs, load the dishwasher, throw away trash, and fetch you a drink.
Makita RobotPRO Robot Vacuum is the Next-Gen Shopvac
By RT Staff · 17 June, 2016 • Makita's new RobotPRO robot vacuum is designed for workshops, offices, warehouse floors, and production facilities. It has a hefty 2.5-liter dust bin and cleans for up to two hours.
SCHAFT Bipedal Robot Climbs, Vacuums Stairs
By Steve Crowe · 8 April, 2016 • After being quiet for some time, Google-owned SCHAFT unveiled a new bipedal robot that can walk up and down stairs, carry heavy objects, and even vacuum stairs.
iRobot Mopping Robots Comparison
By Steve Crowe · 16 March, 2016 • A comparison of the iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot and iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot. Find out which mopping robot is best for you.
iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot
By RT Staff · 16 March, 2016 • The iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot mops hard floor surfaces with high amounts of traffic, like kitchens and bathrooms, where dirt builds in hard-to-reach places.
Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 10 March, 2016 • The Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum builds on the company's existing 5-in-1 cleaning formula to peak efficiency levels of simultaneous vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, UV sterilizing and HEPA filtration.
Neato Botvac Connected Adds Smartwatch Controls
By Steve Crowe · 3 March, 2016 • A new app update now allows an Apple Watch or Android Wear device to control Neato Robotics' WiFi-enabled Botvac Connected robot vacuum. The Apple Watch and Android Wear devices allow you to start and stop the Botvac Connected robot vacuum and monitor its cleanup progress.
Why Home Robots Must Continue to Evolve
By Eugene Demaitre · 14 January, 2016 • Robots are entering household use, but could single-purpose robots actually create more work for users?

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