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LG's Hom-Bot robo-vac to challenge Roomba?

Smart Hom-Bot can monitor your home, feed your pet, and do the floors--not bad for an oversized hockey puck.

By January 6, 2011


New Roomba, Scooba models get to work

iRobot's updated Roomba and Scooba models are more powerful and compact. They also seem easier to maintain, which is a major plus.

By January 5, 2011


iRobot updates Roomba, Scooba

iRobot will unveil two new robot cleaners at CES this week--the floor-washing Scooba 230 to fit in tighter spaces and the vacumming Roomba 700 series to pick up finer particles.

By January 3, 2011


WheeMe: Like a Roomba for your sore back

Massage bot from DreamBots caresses you with "patented fingerettes" that make it look like the love child of a toy car and a rubber caterpillar.

By December 1, 2010


At iRobot, moving way beyond the Roomba

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stops in on the maker of the hit robotic vacuum cleaner and learns what the company has in store for the future of military and home robotics.

By July 15, 2010


Roomba vs. NaviBot: High-tech hygiene hoedown

CNET UK subjects the two mechanoid behemoths to its rigorous cleaning review procedures. See which one cleaned up.

By June 30, 2010


Humanoid bot hitches a ride on Roombas

German AI guys bolted together four Roombas, then put a humanoid robot on top and sent it surfing. Talk about meta.

By June 10, 2010


Get a Roomba 530 robot vacuum for $269 shipped

Or a refurbished unit for $199.95! Either way, your house is about to get cleaner than you ever thought possible.

By May 4, 2010


Roomba Pet Series: A paws-on review

iRobot is marking its 20th anniversary and 5 million home robots sold, and we decided to sic the Roomba Pet Series on all those dust bunnies under the bed.

By March 30, 2010


Neato's auto vac gets down and dirty with Roomba

Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley start-up, is launching what it says is a smarter, better automated vacuum in February for $399. It uses laser technology to map a room before cleaning it.

By December 16, 2009