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Nimble robot overcomes pet hair
Roomba 780 robotic vacuum cleaner by iRobot Corp. $599.99 at irobot.com My home could use a spring cleaning as much as the next fellow’s, probably more. But my big problem is clutter. So to test the latest vacuum-cleaning robot from iRobot, I handed it off to Globe reporter Erin Ailworth, proud owner of both a cat and a dog. So was the Roomba 780 up to the challenge of sweeping out Erin’s pad? “I was pretty impressed,’’ she said.