Lots of housework tasks are tiring, repetitive, and boring. Why send a human to do a robot’s work?
As they can’t eat, sleep, or even feel, there are a number of robot slaves readily available for purchase that are more than happy to help you tackle those mind-numbing chores.
It’s a concept probably best illustrated by the Roomba, the famous circular robot that vacuums your house for you with the touch of a button.
We’re still nowhere near the capabilities of a Jetsons-style Rosie housebot, but we’re well on our way.
Of course a vacuum can't take care of all your floor needs. When you need to get dirt or other scum taken care of, the Scooba will wash your floor and leave you to do whatever else you want.
Maybe you're afraid of heights. Maybe you're a professional window washer who wants to take a few more smoke breaks while still getting work done. Whatever the situation, the Winbot will crawl all over your windows and blast away the dirt.
It's like a zero-gravity Roomba for your windows.
Pools get filled with leaves, the walls and bottom can get scummy, and it's obnoxious to clean them. With iRobot's Mirra 530, all you need to do is set it down in your pool, start it up, and it takes care of the rest.
Getting all those wet leaves out of your rain gutter is another messy task well-suited for an automaton. The Looj will crawl the length of your gutters and wipe them clean, saving you time and clothing stains.