#NaPhoPoMo Day 22: A Self-Cleaning Roomba?

The way that the robotics market is going to grow, at least in the home, is that we’ll have a number of special purpose robots.
— Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot Corporation.

I took my mom Target shopping yesterday and we took a shortcut through the toy department. I've been out of the toy loop for such a long time that I have no idea what these four foot tall Ninja Turtle, Storm Trooper and Darth Vader pieces do. Halloween is over, so they're not costumes and they're way too big to be piggy banks. 

They only possibility I can come up with is that they are Roombas for kids. Am I right? Such a brilliant way to involve them in housekeeping. I love my Roomba, don't like cleaning it. So if this line of robotic helpers are self-cleaning and get rid of their own waste, I'd go back and get myself a Storm Trooper. 

During the month of November, as part of NaPhoPoMo, I intend to post at least one photo a day here. Sometimes with a little story, sometimes with only a caption, always in the hope of resisting the urge for it all to be perfect.

Photo: iPhone 5s, Camera+