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of H2SO4 would mostly solve the former, with the proviso that robot owners leave windows open and evacuate the premises for the duration of the robots cleansing operations. be used instead (in severe cases, continuous operation of the dispenser may be activated). Stair-climbing Odour dispersal This last may be considered a “positive” design flaw and we do not recommend “correcting” it, as currentHuman beings smell bad, and the iRobot® Roomba ly residents of multi-storey properties must purchase 500 series completely fails to address this serious additional iRobot® units to avoid having to carry problem. We propose mounting a small, automatic dis- their robot between floors. penser of either Dettol® or Air Wick™ disinfectant / air freshener on the robots back and setting it to spray a controlled quantity of sanitizer on entry to different rooms. If disinfectant is not available, Sarin gas may PAGE 19