Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Robots from the 60’s

Traditional Vacuum CleanerA great many years ago now, more than I care to remember, there was a movie. I can’t remember what the movie was about and I think it was made in the 1960’s, possibly the 50’s.

The reason I remember it or more correctly have flashbacks to it was because all the domestic work around the house was carried out by a robot. And I thought that was really cool and how great it would be when technology provides the real thing. Not some guy, dressed up in a robot suite but a real robot that never gets tired, never wants more pay and doesn’t try and skip corners.

Robots in the Present Day

Well now it’s 2017 and I’m still waiting and I think there’s a long way to go yet. But progress is being made. Now we have robot vacuum cleaners, quite a lot of choice in fact. But there’s a great site here that will help you chose the best one top robot vacuum cleaner today

The Good and Not so Good

Now the question is, can I replace my upright vacuum cleaner with s robot vacuum cleaner? And the answer is no, not yet. Robot vacuum cleaners can’t get right into corners, can’t move furniture around and can’t do stairs.

But what they can do, they do rather well. They extract dust really well and the more expensive ones pass over the entire floor. When their batteries run low they’re able to find their recharge base to get more juice. Then off they go again.

When they fill up, they let you know that they need emptying. Sadly they don’t go off to find the trash can themselves.

How good are they?

I’ve had one for a few months now and I can honestly say that it does a great job. Then once a week I get out the upright and do things like the corners and other places that can’t be reached.

Not quite that 1960’s robot, but a step in the right direction.