iRobot, the company behind the robotic carpet cleaner Roomba, has announced plans to offer another robot to help keep the house clean. By the holiday season, the company will release Scooba, a new robotic floor cleaner designed for hardware floors such as linoleum, tile, and wood. Scooba will vacuum up loose particles, use a cleaning fluid to soak up dirt, and dry the floor. The use of a cleaning fluid has provided a tricky challenge for the company because most fluids are too slippery and interfere with the robot's steering system. The company teamed with Clorox to develop a new fluid that would do the trick. The Scooba is also built lower to the ground than the Roomba. We're waiting for a robot that gets us beer, does laundry, and watches the kids.