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Google Home Now Controls Neato’s Botvac Connected Robot Vacuums

Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google's virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum's battery level and more.
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By Steve Crowe · 22 November, 2016 • Users can now control the Neato Botvac Connected robot vacuum using Amazon Alexa voice control on the Echo or Echo Dot. Alexa voice control allows you to start, stop, pause, and resume the Botvac Connected's cleaning cycle.
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Laundroid Laundry-Folding Robot Maker Raises $60M
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20% of All Vacuums are Robots
By RT Staff · 8 November, 2016 • iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots.
Yumi is the First Robot Powered by Amazon Alexa
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Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Review
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Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
By Tim Hornyak · 7 October, 2016 • At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Personal Assistant is Better?
By RT Staff · 4 October, 2016 • Google Home will officially take on Amazon Echo on November 4, 2016 when it starts shipping. Who will win the battle of virtual assistants? Here's a comparison of Google Home and Amazon Echo.
Robot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
By Steve Crowe · 4 October, 2016 • Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises."
Meet Kobi, Your New All-Season Robot Landscaper
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