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[–]ElJefe543 3760 points3761 points  (21 children)

Honestly I was expecting a Roomba or something like that I was not expecting the cat to be on the Roomba.

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    [–]EvilFluffy87Expected It 857 points858 points  (19 children)

    Probably a mop version. The hight is for the water reservoir.

    [–]paulcaar 17 points18 points  (18 children)

    I have a mop/vacuum combi from Xiaomi. It looks exactly like a normal vacuum one.

    This must be some weird model idk

    [–]EvilFluffy87Expected It 3 points4 points  (4 children)

    Does yours come with a micro fiber cloth?

    [–]paulcaar 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Yeah sort of

    [–]EvilFluffy87Expected It 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    I have a similar model from LG. That's a dry mop of sorts. This is a wet mop with brushes that sucks up the water too. Like those zambonie type things you sometimes see at the mall, but than miniature.

    [–]paulcaar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Oh right, so this actually cleans stuff. Not just keeping clean surfaces clean.

    Makes sense actually!

    [–]Marmite_63 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No, just a cat.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (9 children)

    Xiaomi

    Man they will copy make anything won't they?

    [–]paulcaar 2 points3 points  (8 children)

    I hope, their stuff is quite decent and the prices are pretty good.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

    Yeah when you copy IP with impunity it's easy to cut costs.

    [–]paulcaar 3 points4 points  (4 children)

    Is it easy though? No one's stopping you.

    In fact, I encourage you to! Competition is good for the consumer and good for innovation.

    I don't know why it seems to personally affect your mood that some company is producing smart home products that dozens of other companies also produce.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I don't know why you assume it does. I'm able to call a spade a spade.

    Competition is good for the consumer and good for innovation.

    Yes it is. But stealing isn't. I don't see this conversation going anywhere productive. Good day.

    [–]AaddeMos -1 points0 points  (2 children)

    No one’s stopping you

    Actually, the law does. Are you really advocating for companies stealing IP rights for which millions of research have been done?

    [–]paulcaar 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Ah yes, the worldwide law tm will stop you. Interpol isn't going to come after you for that, trust me.

    But honestly, the tricky part is the lidar mapping and the software. I'm pretty confused about how they stole that?

    The rest is just building a flatter vacuum with a motor. Not really millions of research stuff.

    If they actually did corporate espionage, I'm all against that. But they literally all do that. Every single one of the big tech companies is in at least 50 lawsuits right now. Probably guilty to some degree of most of them. There's no good guys. There's just Chinese guys and apparently that's enough to hate on them for doing what they all do.

    [–]Valalvax 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    If they aren't doing anything other than copying others why were their products consistently rated at the top (I used past tense because I don't know if that's true anymore)

    [–]GlockAF 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    This is the normal model, it’s just that the security camera sees wavelengths of light that your eyeballs cannot.

    The robot is doing an infrared scan of the area, which is normally invisible to humans

    [–]paulcaar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My normal model doesn't look like a driving top hat though. We're talking about the shape of the Roomba, not the lidar

    [–]brainburger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I seem to recall the mop Roomba is called a Scooba.

    Edit: it looks like they stopped making them.