I have always been an advocate of using technology to help save time. I love technology and gadgets of all shapes and sizes. I love my smart phone, I cant live without my laptop, and heaven forbid the internet should go down! Household gadgets do not have the same glitz and glamor or bragging rights but they are very useful however.
A robot vacuum cleaner is a small machine you can very easily set up to hoover your home. They are very simple to operate and very effective cleaners. Their compact size allows them to get under furniture and into hard to reach spots. They are pretty effective in terms of their cleaning ability too.
This is not totally new technology, but as with a lot of tech it takes a few years before it really gets refined and works as well as we would like. Robotic vacuums have now reached this level. They work well enough for us normal folk to be able to use them and be happy with the results. The sensitive issue of price is also becoming less prohibitive. The same as the classic plasma screen situation, when they first reach the market the technology is expensive due to the expense of research and development, and low production volume. Once sales volume increases, and economies of scale kick in the price is able to drop.
Back to the original question – no, they are not a sign of laziness. Investing in a machine to perform a somewhat mundane and relatively simple chore allows you to invest your time in something more rewarding. This could be working on your business, exercising, socializing or simply taking a time out and relaxing.
If you have not yet searched robot vacuum cleaners then I highly recommend you do.