I have used a Roomba for years, I like the product but it does have its limitations. The greatest limitation of mine has been the batteries which seem to die after a few months of use, and then have to be replaced.
Now I have a new intelligent vacuum cleaning robot lust known as Cocorobo. You can communicate with robot via your a smartphone application, speech recognition, or its remote. It also has the ability to respond to you with simple greetings.
Other features include:
- 1.3-megapixel camera
- an LED light
- wireless LAN connectivity
- Uses phosphate lithium batteries (which has a batter life three years or 1,200 charges)
All these features doesn't come cheap, the estimated retail price for the RX-V100 is around US$1,600 or the basic version RX-V80 without a camera will be around US$1,100