Well people, we are finally living in the future. Nothing says you are living in a Sci-Fi world like the existence of household cleaning robots. Unfortunately, these don’t resemble Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons in any way. For the most part they are just sort of round things that scuttle across the floor, but if it means that I don’t have to get my lazy behind off the coach they could literally be rolling garbage cans for all I’d care.
Luckily companies have made their cleaning robots a bit more attractive than that and, in general, they actually look pretty good. Cleaning robots like the first generation Roomba came out as far back as 2002, so it’s no surprise that the latest generation of robots are already quite refined.
I’ve collected the most popular specimens that you can buy online here and have tried to decide which are worthy of cleaning dirty floors and which are more likely to knock over grandma’s ashes and terrify the cat. My favorites are listed right at the top and the reviews that didn’t quite make the cut sort of hang around below them in order.
If you don’t see anything you like here, be sure to check out my cleaning robot buyer’s guide for some tips on what to look out for.