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iRobot unveiled its latest generation of in-home robots designed to be more efficient that previous models.

The Roomba s9 vacuum robot and the Braava Jet m6 mopping robot start at $999 and $499 respectively and are designed to work in tandem using iRobot's proprietary Imprint Link communication technology.

Units like this could serve as the basis or inspiration for automated services that could move beyond the consumer space and offer organizations the opportunity to enhance efficiency through automation.

Here's what it means: The new Roomba and Braava robots offer owners enhanced tools that more effectively complete cleaning and maintenance tasks, and require less human interference.

The next-generation vacuum and mop robots have improved features that allow them to cover a wider area.

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