iRobot – Do You?

I've never been so tempted to rip out all of the carpeting in my house and install hardwood, just so I could buy a Roomba. The latest set of commercials from iRobot, simply state, "I robot, do you?". A very clever tag line and brand reinforcement. I often wonder just how good the Roomba is at vacuuming. We have 2 cats and 2 kids and love the thought of a robot dutifully cleaning up after them. I also have visions of someone cross breeding a Roomba with a Shop-Vac, but I have weird dreams.


What happens when geeks get tired of shoveling snow? They invent and build ROBOPLOW!!! This is a pretty impressive snow plowing robot.


It looks to have a quite a bit of plowing power and speed. Unfortunately, I'm sure it would cost a lot more than the $200 I pay each year to have my driveway plowed, but it would definitely be cool to have.