We just purchased a I-Robot Romba. I've been interested in this device for several years now, but my wife was always skeptical. Well, we did get one.
It works pretty good and I am amazed on how it works.
(For those that dont know what it is, its a round robot, about 18 inches in diameter and is a vacuum cleaner)
We set up its home base and then let it go into our kitchen and dining area. It took about 45 minutes for it to do the cleaning. It goes around and around, sometimes following the walls, sometimes zigzags across the floor. If it hits something (ie table leg) it just finds another direction.
BUT it does clean. It handles rugs and bare floors, it knows how to make the change.
My wife wanted mainly because I do all the cooking and though I am a excellent cook, an I am also excellent in making a mess. While we watch TV, I just let the little guy out to clean the floors. Next I am going to have him work on the living room. This model also allows it to be programmed, so we could have the robot go out at different times of the day/night.
And when its finished, it just returns itself to home
base and goes to sleep!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences