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Robotic vacuum a hit at Olympics before competition begins

Robotic vacuum at PyeongChang Games capturing attention of media
WATCH ABOVE: Robotic vacuum at PyeongChang Games capturing attention of media

As visiting journalists from around the world roam the halls of PyeongChang Main Press Centre, they have to watch out for a vacuum with a mind of its own.

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A white robotic vacuum is making the rounds keeping the main Olympic venue for reporters and photographers clean.

Media, who are busy interviewing athletes, have had to avoid the robots — which are the size of washing machines on wheels.

In this April 10, 2017, photo, an LG Electronics’s cleaning robot moves to clean the floor at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.
In this April 10, 2017, photo, an LG Electronics’s cleaning robot moves to clean the floor at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Organizers say it’s one of twenty robots that will play a part in the games, which kick off Friday.

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The other models will provide services like Games information and translation, serving drinks and act as pet fish.