Sometimes, I really wish I had some home robots to do the housekeeping for me. Usually the feeling comes when I see the dishes piled up in the sink, after dinner. Or when I enter the bathroom with my sponge as the only weapon against the dirt.
I know I am lazy. Of course I can put a lot of effort for something I like. But when it comes to wash the dishes, sweep the floor or clean the bathroom... Let's just say it's not MY thing.
Hopefully, soon will come the day where Humankind will be freed from this misery! It starts slowly, but it's coming.
The first domestic robots to help you in your daily life are the vacuum cleaning robots. You may know about the iRobot Roomba vacuum robot,
or not. Anyway there are more and more of these vacuum robots out
there, and they're getting as common as the old traditional vacuum
cleaners. Their efficiency is now proven: these flat cleaning robots
know how to avoid obstacles and are small enough to go under the bed and
other furniture. No more bending under the table! No more crawling
under the bed! +1 for home robots, -1 for housekeeping.
Click here to learn how to choose your Robot Floor Cleaner.
Click here to find my selection of the best Robot Vacuum Cleaners.
From there, let's review the other home robots that may interest you. I made it a list here, to show you the possibilities, and it's growing faster and faster.
Ok. By now the floor is cleaned, even in the pool. The grass is cut, the tea is served... But my dishes are still piling up! Well, home robots are not yet able to wash the dishes...
But they do! For about 300'000 euros, you may want to get an HRP-2. It's a Japanese robot that can cook, wash dishes, serve you a glass of water and so much more. The service support is excellent, though a little expensive: a few dozens PhDs and engineers are working on these tasks just in my university. I read on the net that in Japan, they're planning to get their maid robots by 2020. That means season 16 of Desperate Housewives will become Desperate House Robots... Sounds more interesting, already.
Left: HRP-2 can bring you some plates.
Right: PR-2 can bake you a cookie.