Not sure on how new this thing is, but it's the first time I've ever seen it. If you think the Roomba is fancy, you ain't seen the Orazio Home Cleaner yet. Not only does it vacuum, it also wipes the floor with either a dry or wet cloth, thus polishing the floor so clean that you can eat off of it. It does look a tad bulkier than the Roomba, but with all those extra functions, I can live with it. Now if only it'll wash the dishes, do the laundry, and take out the garbage too— I'll never have to wash ever again!