At their inception, “robot vacuums” were reserved for futurists and the Skymall market. (What up, DJ Roomba?). They were initially ahead of their time. Between the confusing setup, wimpy suction power, and the second-hand awkwardness (schadenfreude, if you’re a luddite robo-sadist) of having to pull one out of its misery after watching it wiggle between two couch legs for half an hour, robot vacuums somehow felt more annoying than just vacuuming on your own.
But that was then. Thanks to functio