Robots clean pools, mow lawns, tote golf clubs

Husqvarna's Automower is gaining traction in Europe and Scandinavia. The robotic lawn mower mows continuously, runs silently and returns to its charging station when batteries get low. Zodiac Pool Systems' Polaris 9300xi is a swimming pool scrubber that can be programmed to work on its own or you can steer it with a remote control. FTR Systems' CaddyTrek is a robot that carries your golf clubs and is controlled by a remote you wear on your belt.

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