Latest Roomba may put an end to pet waste disasters


Pet owners have been dismayed over the years to learn that robotic vacuums can quickly turn a small pile of pet waste into a whole-house disaster, but iRobot says its latest vacuum is smart enough to avoid pet feces, and it will even snap and text owners a picture of the pile. However, the robot may only scoot around tidy, solid messes, and experts warn the photo function could compromise privacy.

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