@DVDBZN It might work if you lay down two (buried) perimeter fences and engage them separately; start the mower in the middle. It’ll mow to the left or the right depending upon which loop is switched on. I don’t have one of these, and I’m not selling them, but I think that’s how I’d do it if I had one.
Check out Anki Vector for the hang out part. If you can program, it has a public SDK which can let you program it from animations and reactions, to being able to play board games and intergrate with virtual assistants.
The only tasks listed that I don’t think anyone is currently working on are probably raking and snow shoveling. Although, someone is probably already working on a snow shoveling robot
Ugh. I went through three of these several years ago and swore to never deal with irobot again. Then my wife got me one (a 655) for Christmas last year. I didn’t think it was possible for them to get worse over time, but they really have. Save your money and get a vacuum cleaner.
I want one that will answer the door and then loom menacingly over whoever is there until they creep away, never to return. Kind of like Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still. I wouldn’t necessarily require the death-ray eyes thing, but that would be a bonus.