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  • Ever wanted to find out it's like to be an iRobot Roomba? Now you can with Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013
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    Ever wanted to find out it's like to be an iRobot Roomba? Now you can with Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013

    By 12 July 2013

    This must be a question that goes through everybody's minds at least once in their life: what's it like to be a robot vacuum cleaner? iRobot Roombas and Samsung NaviBots have got it easy. Slowly meandering about the house while everybody is out, taking...

  • WIN: A Robot & Frank-inspired tech prize bundle
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    WIN: A Robot & Frank-inspired tech prize bundle

    By 22 February 2013

    To celebrate the release of Robot & Frank arriving in cinemas on 8 March 2013, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the film to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a prize bundle that will help make their life a little easier. The techy prize bundle is...

  • iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot coming to the UK
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    iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot coming to the UK

    By 8 January 2013

    The iRobo Looj will sweep your gutters clean of debris, and it’s heading for the UK soon. The robotic cleaner specialists have been selling this gutter cleaner in the US for a few months now, but having surveyed the gutters of the UK and Europe, the...

  • iRobot Roomba 660 review
    Home 4 out of 5

    iRobot Roomba 660 review

    By 7 December 2012

    Cleaning your house is a bore, but sadly one that has to be done from time to time unless you are happy to live in a dirt-invested hovel - we doubt that - so is a robot vacuum cleaner the answer? We set one to work in the Pocket-lint office to find out....

  • iRobot Scooba 230 review
    Home 3.5 out of 5

    iRobot Scooba 230 review

    By 27 September 2012

    The iRobot Scooba 230 is the company's new robotic floor cleaner designed to mop your kitchen floors so you can do something better with your life, like put your feet up and have a glass of wine. But is it really that simple? We got it to work in the...

  • WIN: An iRobot Roomba 660 vacuum cleaning robot
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    WIN: An iRobot Roomba 660 vacuum cleaning robot

    By 27 September 2012

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with iRobot and - to wish the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaning robot a happy 10th birthday - we're sharing the birthday love and giving one away. Over the past ten years Roombas worldwide have picked up snakes, thousands of pieces...

  • iRobot Roomba 600 vacuum cleaner does the hard work so you don't have to
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    iRobot Roomba 600 vacuum cleaner does the hard work so you don't have to

    By 29 August 2012

    iRobot has unveiled its cheapest robotic vacuum cleaner range in the shape of the Roomba 600 Series - which will still do all the hoovering without your having to lift a finger.  An entry-level version of the 700 Series, the Roomba 600 is available from...

  • iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot pictures and hands-on
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    iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot pictures and hands-on

    By 21 November 2011

    The iRobot Roomba 770 vacuum cleaning robot promises to clean your carpets without you having to lift a finger, but is it really that easy? Well, Pocket-lint has spent some quality time with the automated machine and can confirm that it sure is. Set it...

  • iRobot CEO tells us why "robots should not have legs"
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    iRobot CEO tells us why "robots should not have legs"

    By 19 October 2010

    To many the word "robot" conjures up images of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, Honda's Asimo, Will Smith's friend iRobot from the movie, and maybe Marvin the depressed robot from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. However, for Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot,...

  • iRobot's robots of tomorrow
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    iRobot's robots of tomorrow

    By 18 October 2010

    You might know iRobot, who've been making robots for the last 20 years, as the chaps behind the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. However, the company has a large research and development department that not only works on the next evolution of home products,...

  • iRobot offers to clean up Downing Street
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    iRobot offers to clean up Downing Street

    By 12 May 2010

    Robotic vacuum cleaner manufacturer, iRobot, has sent an open letter to the new Prime Minister offering to clean up Gordon Brown's mess at 10 Downing Street. The company is happy to give David Cameron a Roomba automated cleaner to help him settle in....

  • iRobot reaches robo-milestone
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    iRobot reaches robo-milestone

    By 5 January 2010

    iRobot has announced that it has achieved what it calls "an industry milestone in the home robot market". That milestone is shifting over 5 million units of home robot range. The company, which was founded 20 years ago, launched its iRobot Roomba Vacuum...

  • iRobot Roomba 500 series announced for Europe
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    iRobot Roomba 500 series announced for Europe

    By 27 August 2009

    The iRobot Roomba 500 series vacuum cleaning robots have been announced for a European launch from October 2009. The iRobot Roomba 500 series range comprises of four vacuum cleaning robots - the 520, 555, 563 and 581 - and will be priced from £250. Said...

  • iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean
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    iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

    By 13 November 2008

    If your sprogs are massive Wall-E fans, but they refuse to clean up after themselves, you can buy yourself a limited edition Roomba 530 robot. The cleaning machine is a result of a collaboration between iRobot and Disney/Pixar, and has special Wall-E...

  • Singer serenades his Roomba
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    Singer serenades his Roomba

    By 8 October 2008

    It's a catchy tune but surely must go down in music history as one of the only serenades to a vacuum cleaner. OK so it's a high tech robo-vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, but still???

  • iRobot launches new and improved Roomba vacuum-cleaning bots
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    iRobot launches new and improved Roomba vacuum-cleaning bots

    By 22 August 2007

    Calling them their smartest, most powerful and efficient vacuuming robots yet, iRobot has launched a new series of Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robots. The new Roomba 500 series has been 100% improved following five year's worth of customer feedback since the...

  • Vacuum cleaning robot gets military makeover
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    Vacuum cleaning robot gets military makeover

    By 24 April 2007

    The company behind the Roomba vacuum cleaner has announced it is to work with Boeing in creating a new military reconnaissance robot for the US army. Hoping to clean up the bad guys [see what we've done there - Ed] the two companies have said they will...