Robot vacuum cleaners are very cool little devices that have been around for a long time now. The Roomba was my first experience with one of these things and it worked surprisingly well. There are all sorts of robot vacuums now from different companies. The most recent offering we took a hands on look at was the Neato XV-15 vacuum. Chris found the little vacuum expensive, but a solid choice if you want a robot vacuum.
LG has a new robot vacuum that sounds interesting called the VR6172LVM. This little robot vacuum is a round bot that looks pretty much like all of the other robot vacuums out there. The big difference in this LG offering is that the bot has a special feature for testing itself and telling the owner what is wrong and needs to be fixed.
The bot has a Self Voice Over Diagnostic that will run a series of tests on 14 different components and then uses a robot voice to tell you what isn't working. The bot is also thin and will do your daily cleanups without you having to mess with it. The VR6172LVM will launch soon for 779,000 won.
[via Akihabara News]