Progress is a fight between what works the best and what’s feasible to manufacture cheaply at scale. Usually the latter wins. It’s why we used VHS instead of Betamax. It’s why most grocery store produce is utterly tasteless. And it’s why we’ve built a humanoid robot that sweats.
When a robot finds himself low on battery life, he decides to "borrow" a little juice from a much larger mech. But the massive mechanical creature is none too pleased about being used as a charging station.
When we think of the future—the awesome future, anyway—it always includes autonomous cleaning robots. We may still be a way's off from The Jetsons' Rosie, but the Vileda Virobi is one giant leap for robot maid kind.