This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CES 2013: iRobot Mirra pool cleaner is a plucky robot pal
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CES 2013: iRobot Mirra pool cleaner is a plucky robot pal

1:13 /

We take a look at iRobot's latest addition to its robotic lineup.

-Hello, I'm Luke Westaway for CNET here at CES 2013. I'm hanging out with my new robot pal. This is the iRobot Mirra pool cleaning robot. Now, iRobot, of course, is best known for making Roomba, the vacuuming robot, but it's turned its attention to the difficult business of cleaning swimming pools. There are a number of features on this that aim to make it easier to use than existing pool robots. So, as it's cleaning your pool, this robot is obviously gonna filled with water and become very heavy; and that's where these rubbery vials comes in 'coz as soon as you lift it out of the water, all of the liquid is gonna gush out of these and that should make it light enough to easily pick up. So, how does it actually work? iRobot tells me that Mirra figures out the size of your swimming pool generally by just randomly bumping around into walls and stuff, and that helps it clean a bit more efficiently. If you take a look at the wheels, you can see they've got this foam coating and coupled with these 2 blowers on the underside. That means it can stick to walls, so it climbs up the side of your pool and cleans the waterline as well. When the robot uprising happens, they won't be too happy that you made them clean your pool, but until then, this looks like a handy time-saving gadget. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET and this is the iRobot Mirra.

New releases

All the latest iPhone 6 rumors
6:34 August 21, 2014
A reversible lightning cable, faster LTE, an NFC chip and more are the latest rumors surrounding the iPhone...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 040: Netflix on...
23:10 August 21, 2014
On today's show, Netflix works with Oculus Rift, scientists create cyborg-like moths, and two Minecraft players...
Play video
Lighting up the new Philips Hue...
2:42 August 21, 2014
These white-light only Hue LEDs are an affordable smart lighting entry point.
Play video
Windows 9 may be revealed next...
2:54 August 21, 2014
Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for...
Play video
Verykool Spark review: A forgettable...
1:47 August 21, 2014
The sleek Verykool Spark has two SIM-card slots, but is plagued by a poor camera.
Play video
2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL
7:19 August 21, 2014
The new 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium competes in the toughest category with the likes of the Honda Accord,...
Play video
Mille Miglia 2014: A front-row...
13:10 August 21, 2014
XCAR drives nearly a thousand miles in a 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupé, following millions of dollars of metal...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 039: "Swarmies"...
18:06 August 20, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out how NASA might use tiny robot swarms to search for resources on...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre