5 robots that want to lend a hand

From cleaning gutters to serving cocktails, these robots are built to help you.

Rain gutter robot
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Why clean your rain gutters when you can put a robot on the roof to do the job for you? iRobot, based in Bedford, Mass., recently came out with the Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot priced at $100. It has caterpillar tracks akin to a tank and a spinning auger that tosses out gutter debris. The device comes with a remote control that lets you clean the roof hands free. It's not completely autonomous: You still need to get on a ladder to place the device in the gutter.


- Last updated January 14 2013 05:53 AM ET
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