Home robotics have sure come along way. You can buy a pool sweep to clean your pool and it will float around all day and clean all the leaves out, which is very cool. It is even fun to watch, kind of like watching your clothes wash or the dryer spin at the laundry mat. You can also buy a lawn mover, which once set will mow your lawn all by itself. Now that is cool indeed, it will cut the grass while you drink a beer or two, depending on the size of your middle class neighborhood lawn. Oh it might screw up every once in a while, but that is what you are for, you are the brains of the family and besides it gives you something to complain about; "Those damn robots!"
Then there is the coolest little invention of all; the "cat terrorizing" iRobot "Romba" vacuum. Oh it is sure scary for your cat for about ten minutes. Then eventually becomes your cat's favorite stalking object as it plays with the thing while it cleans the floor and entertains your cat all day? Your cat never had so much fun attacking anything like this before. Hell, I caught my cat riding around on it. I guess my cat is now too lazy to walk across the house and simply waits until the iRobot Vacuum is headed that way? Go figure and you thought your cat was stupid?
Those are all very fun robotic assistants for the household indeed. But what we need is an environmentally friendly home car washing unit, which washes they car while you watch it go. Now that is what I am talking about. Then you can say; "Hey, you missed a spot!" Now that would be cool, when can I get one of those my car? Think on this in 2006.