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June 17, 2010 / jadettman

It always comes back to robots

I don’t like heights. I will go so far as to say that I fear them, mainly because they make me feel dizzy and think that I’m going to fall and die. This makes it exceedingly difficult for me to clean our rain gutters.

The last guy we paid to clean out the rain gutters didn’t do a particularly good job and also removed these little baskets that were there to prevent leaves from clogging up our down-spouts. Funny, I’ve never seen that guy since. He’s like the evil rain-gutter fairy.

This brings us to robots: We’ve got robots that cut our lawns and vacuum our carpets, so where is my rain-gutter clearing robot?

I’m imagining a little rocket-ship shaped robot with wheels around its midsection and whirring brushes at one end to clean out all of the leaves. It would have a cute little tool on the other end if it ran into some annoying little twigs so that it could flip over and cut them out of the way. It might even have a webcam or two on it so you could watch it work because that would be awesome (at least for about ten minutes) or, you know, so you could tell it not to cut through something it shouldn’t.

I don’t yet have a name for this wonder gadget. Perhaps, Gutterba . . .

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  1. Britt / Jun 18 2010 3:52 pm

    Naw, it only always comes back to robots of Marc is around. 😉

  2. dani / Jun 19 2010 8:35 am

    i want one!

  3. J.A. Dettman / Jun 21 2010 9:53 am

    Here you go, Dani.

    http://store.irobot.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3334470&cp=2804605&ab=CMS_IRBT_Storefront_062209_iwantlooj

    Apparently, the folks that make the Roomba actually make something like what I described.

    Crazy.

  4. dani / Jun 21 2010 2:05 pm

    sweet… 😎

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