Robots are the future - launching Robot Buying Guide

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Do you remember buying your first digital camera? How about your first smart phone? Or your first flat screen TV? If you are like me, you have probably spent countless hours researching the subject to make sure you make the right decision. Overall, they all cost a little fortune, you better be getting the best possible product for your hard earned money. Robots are not an exception. Vacuuming and lawn mowing robots have been around for some time now, but they have never really caught on, partly because the lack of publicly available information. Fortunately robot makers didn't give up, so these little gadgets get better year-after-year, and they will hopefully reach the point where even the most skeptical will want one.

I have been closely following this market in the last three years and I can say that these days are closer than most people would think. Korean giants like Samsung and LG are busy introducing their sophisticated robots all over the world, while very innovative companies in the west keep developing even better technologies. Not to mention the Chinese, who of course want a fair share of this market with robots that they develop on their own.

And still, there is no one information source that would cover all aspects and all brands of household robotics. This is what motivated me to start this site. After owning and using over a dozen different robots, I managed to pull together a lot of information about them. I think it is time to share this information with you and everyone interested.

You can ask, how come this site lists news items from 2003 if it only went online a few days ago? While developing the site I had to try if things work like I wanted them to work, so instead of using Lorem ipsum, I used real news items from the past. In fact, I think they are important bits and pieces about the history of household robotics, therefore I will keep adding information dated back to the past.

At the moment this website consists of four main sections: News, Reviews, Specifications (Robots) and Forums. I guess they all speak for themselves. Under the Robots menu I have listed nearly 100 robots from floor cleaners to pool cleaners, but I am working hard to add a few dozens more. All robots have a very detailed specifications sheet, high quality photos and most of them have videos showing how they work. Of course this is just the beginning. Since it is a buying guide, I will soon add a section with general information and advice. Meanwhile if you have any suggestions, information please help me add it to this site by sending the information to tip@... (this domain).

To set the good from lemon apart, I will do my best to try them all for you. I have already reviewed 16 of the most well known robots (posted them in Hungarian over at Geeks.hu), and have five more working in and around the house right now. I am not paid by any of the manufacturers, therefore I can promise you detailed, unbiased reviews. The first one of these reviews is about Husqvarna's newest lawn mower robot, the Automower 305.

But I don't want to do this alone. If you are not a novice in this field, I would like to encourage you to sign up for an account, and help those who have questions regarding the robot you own or that you had in the past. I am sure that your help and efforts will be appreciated by all.

My goal is to provide unbiased, quality information about household robotics to all who consider jumping into this world. I know that it is always hard to pick the very first of its kind, but hopefully robot buying will be a slightly bit easier with Robot Buying Guide.

Tibor
site founder

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