If You’re a Zillionaire Neat Freak, iRobot’s New Roomba and Mop Bot Are a Dream Come True

While most home robots never see much success with consumers, iRobot’s made a nice little niche for itself with its Roombas. The company has announced its most advanced bot to date—the Roomba s9+: A self-emptying, room-memorising cleaner that also costs a whopping £1,500 to start. Oh...and iRobot has also gotten around to refreshing its Braava Jet mop to be a hell of a lot more useful. Read More >>

iRobot’s New Robot Lawn Mower Looks Like It’ll Piss Off Your Neighbours

After years of rumours, iRobot’s finally announced its robot lawnmower: the Terra. Now, instead of getting up early and mowing and annoying the neighbours, you can sleep in and let the robot do it for you. On top of being able to mow your lawn, it seems the Terra will borrow quite a few features from iRobot’s successful Roomba vacuum cleaners, including smart mapping. Read More >>

iRobot Finally Makes a Roomba That Empties Itself

With the new i7+, it looks like iRobot is taking robot vacuums a step closer to truly being a hands-free way to keep your floors clean. Instead of having to constantly empty the robot’s tiny dirt bin, the i7+ has an oversized dock that transfers dust and debris into a larger reservoir with disposable bags that don’t have to be tossed as frequently. Read More >>

Google’s Plan to Make Assistant Actually Useful

Released last year, Google Assistant hasn’t really proven itself useful outside of checking the weather, searching Google, or setting an alarm using voice commands. So far it’s been limited to just basic features that are more than matched by other smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. But Google is trying to change that. Read More >>

Turn Your Roomba Into the Star Wars Droid You Already Pretend It Is

iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaners are about the closest thing you can get to having a real Star Wars droid at home. In fact, many Roomba owners are happy to pretend their robovac is just a shorter version of R2-D2 while it works away, and this decal set will help make that even more believable. Read More >>

Roomba’s New Tiny Robot Mops Instead of Sucks

Roombas are, presumably, very cool. Sharing a home with a black lab, a white Persian and a lot of rugs with tassels means I would not know. Roombas are for people with wall to wall carpets. Or rugs sans the tassels. Read More >>

iRobot is Selling its Military Robotics Division to Focus On Cute House Cleaners

On Thursday, Robot manufacturer iRobot announced that it would be selling off its military line of robots to Arlington Capital Partners to be spun off into a new company. All to better focus on the growing market for home robotics. Read More >>

This Roomba Maps Your House So it Won’t Keep Ramming Into Your Sofa

It’s not going to mow your lawn, but the freshly revealed, Wi-Fi-friendly Roomba 980 can be controlled by your smartphone, plus uses a camera and sensors to create a map of your home. Read More >>

Inside the Experimental Robotics Lab Where Machines are Getting Softer

Last week, an artificially intelligent robot scared me to death. The next day, I travelled to a university lab where I met robots designed to do the exact opposite. Big, soft, and inflatable, these robots are Disney characters in real life. Your grandma’s going to love them. That’s the idea. Read More >>

Why Mop When a Genius Robot Can Do it Better?

Name someone who likes to mop. You can't because no one does, so thankfully iRobot has a brand new mopping robot—the Scooba 450—to make your floors shine. Read More >>

These Next Generation Drones Carry Gear and Machine Guns into Battle

When most people hear the word "drone," they probably picture a cockpit free plane zipping over the Iraqi desert. But there's more to it than that. The US Army is in the process of adopting a whole new generation of unmanned vehicles that will assist soldiers on the battlefield, and they're by far the scariest remote-controlled cars you'll ever see. Read More >>

iRobot Makes It Easier To Show Up To Work While At Home In Your PJs

Email, the internet, and a host of other advancements in office technology have finally made the dream of working from home a reality. But sometimes you just need to be in the office, and thanks to a collaboration between iRobot and Cisco, you still don't need to change out of your pyjamas to get chewed out by your boss. Read More >>

DARPA’s Robot Hand Is Almost as Capable as What’s on Your Arm

Gone are the days when we could look at cutting-edge robots and at least take some satisfaction in the fact that the human body was still superior. It seems like DARPA is getting closer and closer to outdoing Mother Nature, this time with its ARM-H robot hand that's as impressively dextrous as it is cheap and durable. Read More >>

iRobot’s Inflatable Arm Could Be the Future of Grappling

If you remember our Bots of War series from last year, than you are familiar with iRobot's hardcore military robot fleet. But just because they're awesome doesn't mean they're done evolving. The comping generations may have lightweight, inflatable arms. Read More >>