Roomba just tried to suck up my sneaker. Fortunately, it didn't get past the laces.
I found it hunched over a threshold with the laces coiled around its brushes, looking like a slightly guilty puppy.
The shoe was easy to dislodge. With the push of a button, Roomba was on its way again, vacuuming my hardwood floors, rugs and tiles.
iRobot marked its 20th anniversary the other day (see our photo gallery of its robots), notching more than 5 million home robots sold, and I celebrated by sicking one of the latest, the 562 Pet Series, on the dust … Read more