Robot chores

BOW DOWN TO THE NEW MAS­TER RACE OF SU­PER COM­PUT­ERS, THEN SIT BACK, MAKE YOUR­SELF A NICE CUPPA AND LET THEM CLEAN YOUR HOUSE

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Once they be­come self-aware, the nu­clear holo­caust is all but in­evitable, but for now the ro­bots are at our beck and call.

Al­though they’ve been avail­able for over a decade now, ro­botic vac­u­ums are only just get­ting good. Loaded with so­phis­ti­cated map­ping tech­nol­ogy, ul­tra­sonic and even laser scan­ners, they will not be de­terred in their pur­suit of per­sis­tent floor fluff.

Sure, they’re still su­per-ex­pen­sive, and still can’t clean the stairs, but we chal­lenge any­one not to get ex­cited by the rise of the (do­mes­tic) ma­chines. Here are five of our favourites…

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