TOY BOX: I-Robot's Roomba is sure to clean up

If you're like me, and have been wondering what all the current fuss is about robots, then you should see what I saw.

If you're like me, and have been wondering what all the current fuss is about robots, then you should see what I saw.

Here's the story: An intrepid PR woman at our firm decided I needed to have one to add to my gadget list, so she handed me the vacuum-robot for Chanukah. I took one look - it didn't appear to be much - and thought, "Yeah, like that'll clean anything." In a small to midsize room, I pushed the low-lying thingamagig. It started running, and sniffed the floor seeking dirt. It went into places I've never been, like under couches and in mouse-traveled corners. It made a carpet dustless. I also liked the side brush - it got my yellow walls. Man, talk about sweet and efficient. The Roomba is developed by I-Robot company. They see this product as the first step toward a robot-laden world. I can envision the next version already: a battery-charged vacuum that keeps a cat company all day long. Know what? I'll pass on that one. Any questions? Write us at toybox@rlmPR.com
  • Richard Laermer is the author of Full Frontal PR and the CEO of RLM Public Relations. ----- Price Roomba is $200, and it doesn't spit the dirt out Cool Factor Roomba is certainly the new definition of "hunt and peck." Roomba's slogan is sure cool - "Cleans your floors while you enjoy life." It uses "A I" algorithms. I had to look that up

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