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Google Driverless Car? What’s the Big Deal, Asks Neato Robotics

Companies mentioned in this article: Neato Robotics

NEWARK, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Google’s announcement that it has released a new prototype of its driverless car elicited a puzzled reaction from robot vacuum manufacturer Neato Robotics®.

“What’s the big deal? We’ve had a self-driving robot without a steering wheel and brakes for many years!” said Nancy Nunziati, Neato’s vice president of marketing.

Neato Robotics makes popular driverless home robot vacuums that automatically navigate through a household, work without human intervention and pick up dirt and pet hair, something the Google driverless car can’t do.

“There are lots of similarities,” admitted Nunziati, “but Neato is available now. And you don’t need seatbelts or approval from the US Department of Transportation to use it.”

For a comparison of the Google driverless car and the Neato Robotics driverless vacuum™, see this chart. Join the conversation at #driverlessvacuum

About Neato Robotics

Neato Robotics believes it is possible to create robots smart enough to perform household chores as intelligently and efficiently as a human. Neato is dedicated to improving consumers’ lives, allowing them to spend less time cleaning and more time with family and friends. Neato is driving innovation with products like the Neato Botvac™ Series vacuums that are smarter and more powerful than anything previously seen on the market. For more information, visit http://www.neatorobotics.com/

For product photos, videos, b-roll and logos go to: http://neatorobotics.com/about-us/press/ or contact Neato@krause-taylor.com

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