Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.
Even with all of its extra features, skip the Yujin Robot iClebo Arte if stellar performance is your top goal.
The new Moneual Rydis H68 Pro vacuums like a traditional robot vac, but it also has both dry and wet mopping attachments.
During the White House's "We The Geeks" Google+ Hangout on robotics, a number of cutting-edge automatons -- like the IKEA Bot -- are on display.
iRobot's Scooba 450 isn't perfect, but it's a solid, albeit pricy, choice for small space cleaning.
For $300 (or £260) the Braava might be tempting, but consider holding out for something smarter, more powerful, and with more features.
Robot lawn mowers are a pricey luxury, but this new model from LawnBott wants to make it even easier to keep a tidy lawn and maximize your weekend free time.
Neato improved on its already-impressive robot vacuums with the BotVac line. Roomba 870 fans might find that Neato's BotVac 85 offers similar features and performance, but you get more accessories (like three filters rather than the 870's two) and much shorter run times.
New material could help robots switch between hard and soft states to squeeze through small spaces -- much like an octopus.
On today's show, Ashley and Rich discuss small, shape-shifting robots that might be used in future rescue operations, and listen to music made from tree rings. Do you ever wonder if we'll see shape-shifting, musical trees? Yeah, us too.