One of the cool booths I walked through at CES this year was the iRobot booth. I have been meaning to get a Roomba for a while and after watching them in action I think the new iRobot Roomba Pet Series may be just what our hardwood floors need to keep clean.
Often the best products come from an intense need. If the iRobot guys really want to make something that im super incented to buy how about the iRobot Pooba. A little robot that drives around the yard using proprietary poop sensing technologies. When it locates its target it incinerates dog poop with a tiny torch turning it to dust.
When the iRobot Pooba comes out, I'll divert money from some kids braces the buy it!