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Jibo: Rise of the Social Robot

‘Otto’ the little robot logo for Automated Home has always been our ultimate symbol of the far distant smart home future. Who doesn’t want a robot, right? Now MIT Professor, Dr Cynthia Breazeal has formed a company with a team that may just bring us Otto MkI. The JIBO is billed as “The World’s First Family […]

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Affordable Klarstein Cleanfriend Robot Vacuum Cleaner Reviewed

Vacuuming droids have been one of the first domestic robots to catch on.  The Klarstein’s Cleanfriend will be familiar to anyone that’s seen a Roomba in the past.  Its circular body has a 34cm diameter, it’s 10cms high and it weighs in at around 3kgs. What’s Included? The kit includes a docking station that the clever robot […]

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iRobot Announce New Domestic Bots – Little Fella Mops Your Floor

iRobot Announce New Domestic Bots – Little Fella Mops Your Floor

iRobot have been selling domestic cleaning bots since 2002 and they’ve just announced a slew of new products at CES.  included in the new products coming for Spring 2011 is the sixth generation of vacuum cleaners – the new 700 range.  Also the new Scooba 230, a diminutive wet floor cleaner.  Check out the video […]

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Google Robot Cars – Automation Gone Too Far?

Google Robot Cars – Automation Gone Too Far?

Our other passion here at Automated Home is cars so you might think we’d be into this whole automated driving Google Robot vehicle thing. We’re not.  Now, call us Jeremy Clarkson sympathisers if you like, but this just looks like the beginning of the end for anyone that enjoys their driving.  We’re losing the musical […]

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Mint Robotic Floor Cleaner

Mint Robotic Floor Cleaner

We’ve seen many robotic vacuum cleaners since the days of the Roomba, but here’s something different, even to the scuba.  The Mint is designed to clean your ‘hard surface floors’ by magnetically holding standard dry cloths (like those from Swiffer and Pledge).  The unit also features a mop mode for use with wet cloths and […]

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iRobot Launch 2 New Domestic Bots

iRobot Launch 2 New Domestic Bots

iRobot have released two new domestic robots.   ConnectR is a home communications robot, allowing dad for example to control the robot from his office, driving it round and viewing and talking to those at home. Looj is a skinny track driven mechanical ferret that scurries along your rain guttering cleaning them out. iRobot ConnectR - iRobot® […]

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All-New Roomba Vacuum Robot Range

All-New Roomba Vacuum Robot Range

iRobot have launched a the new “500 Series” range of Roomba home robot vacuum cleaners. “With the Roomba 500 series, iRobot further raised the IQ of home care. The new robots can free themselves from almost any household jam, minimizing the need to prep rooms before Roomba begins cleaning. Using wireless technology, the robots now […]

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iRobot Announce new Pool Cleaning Bots

iRobot Announce new Pool Cleaning Bots

iRobot, famous for bringing the first affordable range of vacuum cleaning robots to the masses have just announced two new products. The Verro robots are swimming pool cleaning bots, and are available now… “…introducing the iRobot Verro(TM) Pool Cleaning Robot, an easier way to a cleaner pool. Verro requires no installation and uses artificial intelligence […]

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Is It Time for a Robot to Mow Your Lawn

With the clocks set to change this weekend in the UK, Spring is inbound and our thoughts turn to the garden. As Robotic mowers mature, it really may be time to consider letting “R2D2″ mow the grass, while you spend your time on something much more pleasurable… RoboMow from robomow.com  :  Available in the UK […]

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BeerBot – Every Mans Ultimate Home Automation Gadget

BeerBot – Every Mans Ultimate Home Automation Gadget

Perhaps the ultimate in home automation – your own BeerBot to pour you a cold glass when you arrive home after a hard day! “Here’s a match made in heaven: beer and robots. For most of the world, it’s a match we are left to simply dream of (you know, slave bots bringing you a […]

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