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Photo-a-day 40: Roomba

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This is Roomba, our deeply futuristic vacuum-cleaning robot. We adopted her about 10 months ago, and she’s hoovered the flat thrice weekly without complaint ever since.

In case you’re concerned, referring to her as female isn’t innate sexism revealing itself, it’s simply a reflection of her female voice…

This 1,516th post was filed under: Photo-a-day 2012, Technology, , , .

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