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Roombas for rhododendrons?

12/7/2012

They're awfully cute, in a Christmas-morning-under-the-tree sort of way, but they also may be the answer to a nursery owner's prayers. The inventor of the Roomba -- that tenacious little bug that vacuums floors on its own -- has created small robots that help move nursery containers. And there's a great video (and audio, if you're plugged in) that shows the critters in action: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/robot-garden-coming-soon. Check out the Marketplace segment of American Public Radio for the story.