a few ideas...
We saw a living rat that was under remote
control on the news in 2002.
Would nanotech (or even microtech) sensibly
allow something similar for those household pests like ants
So, your network of controlled "utility
insects" would avoid things like food containers, while
cleaning floors of things like dropped food crumbs, or spills.
Probably programmed to stay out of the way when people are
around, and not leave droppings about.
Turning an irritation into a cleaning tool.
Possibly the control systems might also tap
into the insect's senses?
Just a suggestion...
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