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Old 03-26-2013, 04:43 PM
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Quote from TofuVic View Post :
You laughing at the helpless robot is the reason for their uprising - and the end of the human race.

Thanks a lot, argothiusz,
Tofu Vic
I also contribute to this by putting a virtual wall in front of Roomba's base station and watching it try to go there repeatedly to charge itself Evil

I had a similar problem with the Neato; our chairs have continuous U shape legs and instead of maneuvering around them, Neato always tried to go over and got stock every single time (sometimes going back and forth between two legs until the battery ran out).

I like the algorithm of the Neato (never went over the same spot twice), compared to the drunken Irish cleaning mode of the Roomba, but based on the above reason, and the nasty magnetic tape approach of restricting access for Neato, we ended up keeping the Roomba.

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