Friendly Vac robotic vacuum cleaner
The Friendly Vac from Friendly Robotics is a robotic
vacuum cleaner like the Roomba, but with a much higher price tag. The autonomous vacuum is equipped with
multi-dimensional proximity sensors and stair sensors to avoid walls, obstacles, and tragic stair accidents, can tell
the difference between hard floors and carpet, and has three cleaning modes including a spot clean mode for trouble
areas. The Friendly Vac's achilles heel may be its size: Unlike the diminutive Roomba, it's 13 inches tall, which will
prevent it from getting under some short-legged furniture. A Trendy Home sells the
Friendly Vac for $1,600.