An absolutely enormous amount of effort is being devoted to teaching mobile manipulator robots how to get things done in environments that are designed for humans. The problem is that unstructured human-friendly environments are not, in general, robot friendly: a daily task that we perform without even thinking about it can be, from the perspective of a robot, somewhere between very difficult and impossible.
Roomba 760 Vacuum Cleaning Robot Price: $449.99 Roomba 760's latest robotic cleaning features include: Advanced Cleaning Head - Designed with pet owners in mind; AeroVac Series 2 Bin; Dual HEPA Air Filters: Capture dust particles as fine as 0.3 microns, limiting the recirculation of fine particles and leaving fresher and healthier air behind. Automatically Clean under the bed and other hard-to-reach areas
Cheap robot armies: MIT working on 3D printed household robots
Cheap robot armies: MIT working on 3D printed households robots- Want to create your own robot, but don't have the funds? MIT is working on a bringing affordable and practical robot creating to a 3D printer near you. http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/cheap-robot-armies-mit-working-3d-printed-household-robots/
Say hello to the Haier Ubot household robot, a little electronic helper designed to communicate with the company's washing machines and fridges. It is controlled by sound and specialises in household management, alarming you when an intruder is detected in your home and gas leaks, and even tell stories to your children