For a company that first exploded (no pun intended) onto the scene with its military-based bomb disposal robotics, iRobot have become quite specialised in developing the cutest little "smart" domestic slaves assistants on the market.

The Braava Jet 240 is the latest in its line-up of floor cleaning robots, and if you're willing to put in a little bit of work beforehand, it could just be a better alternative than that steam mop you keep eyeing off on the shopping channel. You know, provided you don't have that much space to mop.