Eliot and I use our Roomba in Miami all the time. I love the freedom of not having to call in a housekeeper or actually vacuum the marble and wooden floors ourselves. All we do is turn on the Roomba and go to sleep. All of the hard work is being done for us.
Now all my friends who cut their own lawn can have the same luxury. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just granted permission for the Roomba-maker iRobot to expand its retail offerings to robot lawn mowers.
CNET claims that iRobot hasn’t officially announced plans to develop robot lawn mowers. A spokesperson said, “iRobot is constantly working to develop new practical robotic solutions to improve people’s lives, both inside and outside of the home.”
That sounds hopeful to me.