LAS VEGAS -- Robotic vacuums are nothing new. We're all familiar with Roomba. But there are some other higher-plane jobs made just for robots: namely, washing windows. Enter Winbot.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Ecovacs Robotics is showing off the latest version of its window-clinging-and-cleaning robot, Winbot 7.
Winbot uses suction cups to cling to its work surface and then it zigzags its way across the glass, washing that massive living room window or small shower door you had no reasonable expectation of ever cleaning yourself.
It sports a three-stage cleaning process, kind of like a car wash. The wet pad loosens and absorbs dirt, the squeegee slides away residual moisture and the rear pad mops off the rest.
I watched a demo of it cleaning writing from a glass surface. The device moved deliberately to slowly and effectively erase the ink.