Tomy Dustbot: The original floor cleaning robot

Aren’t you a little tired of seeing nothing but Roombas for sale at Sure, the little robots do a great job cleaning up after us filthy humans, but come on! Robots need faces! Why is it that in 2009 our robots have no faces, when twenty years ago you could get a floor-cleaning robot with a face?

Not just a face, but big red-light eyes and arms that carry useful tools like a broom and dustpan! The little Robo Sapiens has a built in vacuum as well as edge detection to keep the fella safe. Truly, the 80s were a wonderful era, filled with progress and innovation. Nowadays our robots are faceless, lifeless abominations.

Via BoingBoing Gadgets