A couple weeks ago, we were pleased to see the launch of Neato, a handy note-taking widget for iOS 8 that's actually useful. Now, Apple has decided that Neato no longer fits within its App Store guidelines—despite the fact that it had been already been approved. Now Neato must become useless, or die.
When they were announced, the widgets in iOS 8 sounded like they had huge potential. But then iOS 8 came out and, well, all of the widgets sort of sucked. Until this one.
Where as Roomba—arguably the most popular robot vacuum on the market—uses a tried and true pre-programmed algorithm to randomly explore and clean the floors in your home. Neato's robotic vacuums—including its new BotVac—use a built-in laser scanner to map a room and plan out the most efficient cleaning route.
It seems impossible, but we live in age when robots can clean our floors for us. You don't have to be Donald Trump or Emperor of Mars—this is science fact. But which floor-bot is dominant? We have answers.
If The Jetsons' Rosie had the personality of an automotive assembly line robot, she'd have been turned into sprockets long ago. IEEE discusses the latest efforts to endow domestic robots with a bit of attitude.
Most of us are familiar with this fellow. He's a cute little robot vacuum who'll zip around your home to keep things tidy. He's got plenty of quirks and troubles though—something his competition is trying to avoid.