household chores as simple and mundane as they may be always seem to bring out the worst in me. unpleasant and burdensome are two words used to describe my experiences with it. with this new gadget at home, i can now enjoy more free time on more enjoyable tasks. let me introduce you guys to Roomba, an award winning iRobot vacuum cleaning system. this guy is really really cool and works routinely to ensure the entire house is squeaky clean. it first does a familiarisation path of the entire house and uses it robot intelligence to calculate the optimal cleaning path to efficiently clean the entire house, under and around all the furniture and along the walls! and yeshie, it navigates around all obstacles around the house!! very superb! it features an amazing three-stage cleaning system - a side brush, counter rotating brushes to scoop up dirt debris and fur (from pets!) and a powerful vacuum to pick up the finer particles. it works well on most surfaces (wood, carpet, tile, vinyl and linoleum) and adjusts automatically to various floor types.
an infra-red sensor enables it to automatically sense stairs (must avoid!) and other cliffs. it also incorporates a light bumper technology to identify walls and other objects (like slowing down upon approaching an obstacle and gently bumps onto it before switching direction). in case you are wondering if it gets stuck on cords, carpet fringe or tussels, this guy is nicely done with an anti-tangle system and automatically stops its spinning brushes and attempts to escape in such circumstances. in the unlikely event that all else fail, roomba will tell you that something is wrong with a cute two-tone "uh-oh" sound and a series of beeps and narrated voice to signal for attention to resolve the problem. when it is FINALLY done with its cleaning cycle, it docks itself back at the home base and starts charging for the subsequent usage. really amazing to witness how technology can deliver groundbreaking products to improve our lifestyle. oh ya, it can really be amusing to watch how my dog dodge a roomba-in-action =D