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Neato Challenges the Roomba

December 26, 2009

Americans love gadgets and hate housework. Not surprisingly, Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, has become a hit among consumers.

Now, a new home robot promises to offer some competition to iRobot's Roomba.

Meet Neato, a vacuum cleaner that at the push of a button sucks up dirt and dust from floors and carpets quickly and efficiently. Neato has a "Room Positioning System" that lets the robot use laser vision to map your entire floor space and avoid most obstacles that systems like Roomba can only detect by impact. From ABC News.