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This smart robot vacuum is back down to its Black Friday price of $99 at Walmart

Mashable

As of April 5, the ionvac SmartClean 2000 robot vacuum is on sale at Walmart for just $99 -- that's 45% off its usual retail price of $179.88. Buying a robot vacuum is truly a "get what you pay for" experience where the less you're willing to spend, the fewer bells and whistles you'll find among the options in your price range. Dip under the $200 mark, and your robot vacuum "is mostly going to act as a supplemental cleaning device" to a beefier upright model, writes Mashable shopping reporter Miller Kern. That's where the ionvac SmartClean 2000 is different: It's spec lineup is stacked with features like mobile app integration, smart assistant support, automatic charging, and a three-stage cleaning system with a whopping 2000pa of suction power -- more than double that of iRobot's entry-level Roomba 675 -- yet it retails for just $179.88. You can actually get it for even cheaper, if you're quick: Walmart had it on sale at its Black Friday price of $99 as of April 6 -- that's a whole 45% off (and an absolute steal).


This Robot Could Help Fulfill Your Online Shopping Sprees

WIRED

Imagine for a moment that you have suction cups for fingertips--unless you're currently on hallucinogens, in which case you should not imagine that. Each sucker is a different size and flexibility, making one fingertip ideal for sticking onto a flat surface like cardboard, another more suited to a round thing like a ball, another better for something more irregular, like a flower pot. On its own, each digit may be limited in which things it can handle. But together, they can work as a team to manipulate a range of objects. This is the idea behind Ambi Robotics, a lab-grown startup that is today emerging from stealth mode with sorting robots and an operating system for running such manipulative machines.


This $400 smart robot vacuum is on sale for under $170 at Walmart

Mashable

Usually $399.99, the Ecovacs Deebot 711 is on sale at Walmart for just $169 as of March 29 -- an impressive 58% savings. This National Cleaning Week (March 28 through April 3), stay humble. Instead of losing several hours to brushing dust bunnies around your floors, defer to a better-equipped robot vacuum that can tackle the mess itself, and probably in a fraction of the time. The Ecovacs Deebot 711 is a great option if you want to go the "smart" route to make cleanings even more convenient, especially now that Walmart has it on sale for just $169 -- that's a whopping 58% off its $399.99 Added to the Ecovacs Deebot family in early 2019, the Deebot 711 is smart in a couple of different ways: It's got Smart Navi 2.0 Mapping Technology that creates a systematic cleaning pattern; it charges itself automatically when its battery gets low, and it supports Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant for voice control.


RPA Use Cases in Retail and E-commerce Industry

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The retail sector has witnessed a huge change since the turn of the century. What once was considered a hit is no more in vogue or even makes sense. The way people shop has seen a swift shift and organizations that really want to stay at the top of their game better shift as swiftly. There are multiple factors which are influencing this wave of change. To help businesses stay afloat and thrive, we bring to you this blog on RPA use cases in retail and E-commerce industry, which will help you understand why your business needs the expert assistance of RPA or robotic process automation today.


Top Robotics Jobs to Apply for in March 2021

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A few decades back, robotics was science fiction and anything related to robotics, including job opportunities were seen as a thing of the future. Now, the future is here by changing robotic science fiction into science fact. The robotic industry is opening top robotic jobs from across the globe. Robotics is a branch of engineering, which deals with the making and managing of robots and robotic process automation. Robots are programmed machines that carry out tasks autonomously to streamline the routine process.


Singapore sends 'robot couriers' out for delivery

ZDNet

Autonomous robots are hitting the streets of Singapore in a one-year pilot to facilitate on-demand food and grocery deliveries. The Singapore government hopes the trial will lead to a wider deployment of the drones to provide consumers with more flexible delivery services. Currently underway in Punggol, the one-tests would enable residents in the area to choose when they would like their items delivered, rather than accommodating the online retailer's fixed delivery schedule. Shoppers at the supermarket, for instance, could drop off their purchases at a concierge counter and arrange for these to be delivered to their residential apartment at a time they desired, and continue with their shopping or dining. Perishables including food and flowers as well as some controlled items such as medicine could be delivered through the "robot couriers", according to a statement Thursday by Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the government agency leading the initiative.


The Neato Botvac D7 vacuum is over $300 cheaper at Walmart than Amazon

Mashable

Save $309: The Neato Botvac D7 Connected robot vacuum is on sale for $490.99 with free two-day delivery as of March 11 -- a $309 savings over its MSRP of $799.99 on Amazon. Robot vacuums are supposed to make life easier. But that convenience factor plummets when your robovac takes forever to clean, moseying around and waiting for someone to trip. After all that, you had better not find a dust bunny left behind in a corner. The Neato Botvac D7 is one of the fastest robot vacuums on the market, completing its tasks in a fraction of the time that others took (according to a test done by Tom's Guide).


Need help tackling your spring cleaning to-do list? This smart Roomba is 39% off.

Mashable

SAVE $130: As of March 10, the iRobot Roomba 670 is on sale at Walmart for just $199.99 -- that's 39% off its usual retail price of $329.99. Walmart really said, "Your floors are in a crisis -- I'm on my way." The big box store has been dishing out some stellar deals on robot vacuums over the past few weeks (see also: this 50% markdown on the Shark ION), the latest of which stars the iRobot Roomba 670, a mid-range model with some serious smarts. It's super rare to find a nice robot vacuum for under $200, especially one with all the features the Roomba 670 brings to the table. You can control and schedule its cleanings remotely via the iRobot HOME smartphone app, or simply tell it what to do using your voice -- it's compatible with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. What's more, you don't have to worry about babysitting this thing once it's up and running: The Roomba 670's packing a whole suite of sensors that help it navigate under and around furniture, and it automatically docks itself to juice up after a cleaning.


Ready for spring cleaning? Get a Shark robot vacuum for dirt cheap.

Mashable

Save $150: The Shark Ion WiFi multi-surface robot vacuum is only $149 at Walmart as of March 9, which is 50% off the original price. Spring cleaning shouldn't be a chore. It's a chance to restart the year anew, and with the right tools it can be a breeze. Especially if you invest in a helpful robot vacuum that doesn't take a huge hit on your budget. One of the best and cheapest options available right now is the Shark Ion WiFi multi-surface robot vacuum for $149 at Walmart. And this Shark Ion isn't in stock at other retailers like Amazon, so this is a chance to snag a new robot vacuum for cheap.


The Roomba 670 is just $199 at Walmart

Mashable

The iRobot Roomba 670 WiFi robot vacuum is only $199 at Walmart as of March 2. Spring cleaning isn't fun, but it doesn't have to be a chore. You can tag team the entire process if you invest in a faithful robot companion to focus on your floors and hard-to-reach nooks. And it doesn't need to be a huge investment if you take advantage of a budget-friendly robot vacuum available at Walmart. SEE ALSO: Don't leave mopping out of spring cleaning. Save $50 on iRobot's robot mop instead.