Robot Vacuum Cleaners .. Friend or Foe?

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Best friend, till your dog shits on the floor in the robotic vacuum's path.
Exactly what my son's minpin did. The dog hated that thing. The Roomba just kinda worked with no issues but the dog bounced the door open in the crate while we were gone - took a big dump and the Roomba having ingested the pile left skid marks all the way across the den wood floor before lodging itself under the Christmas tree. Roomba gives you extra brush bits but I just tossed the mess in the garbage can.
 

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We have the I8 and we love it. We have it set for a certain time, so we know when it is getting ready to sweep, so we are able to go through our house and ensure there are no dog turds or loose giblets from the 2 year old.
 

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Try 3 German Shepherds :omg:
You have THREE shepherds? Who cares about hair, shepherds are awesome.

@jestric, that visual of a Roomba driving into a pile of [email protected] is hysterical. We (regrettably) don't have a dog but we do have a son that I liken to a $H!T-throwing chimpanzee. We have discussed a robotic vacuum and this thread is interesting.
 

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You have THREE shepherds? Who cares about hair, shepherds are awesome.
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Just paid $380 for a new Roborock S6. Plus I earn 5% back on my Amazon card.
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I don't really plan to use the mop function much. I just want something to vacuum 800sqft. Can hardly wait to unleash this technological terror. 🤣
 

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I'm not much on pets, but I have had a Roomba for several years and its perfect. Have it set to clean my house during work hours. My flooring is a mix of low carpet and hardwood. It does a great job on each.
 

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One dog brushed out, 2 more to go. I love GSD's, but no robot vacuum cleaner could keep up

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Just paid $380 for a new Roborock S6. Plus I earn 5% back on my Amazon card.
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I don't really plan to use the mop function much. I just want something to vacuum 800sqft. Can hardly wait to unleash this technological terror. 🤣

Just got the S7 and am loving it. For those unaware, you can root the Roborocks and install custom software that allows them to work independently from any outside servers.

 

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Best friend, till your dog shits on the floor in the robotic vacuum's path.

Ours got cat puke while we were away. Ended up taking it apart to thoroughly clean it.

The good part about Roombas is that replacement parts are easy to find and most people can repair them.

Absolutely! (as I also eluded to in my post) ;)

Remember, it doesn't just vacuum it. It actually tracks it around your house as well. :rofl:

@Disco47, for your reading pleasure:

Probably would solve the dog shit issue. But puke? Not guaranteed to not drag that all over the place.

 

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