Robots for Cats, Really? Self-Cleaning Litter Box, A Product Review!

Are you sick of dealing with the nasty, smelly cat litter box?

For me this is the worst part of cat ownership. I have always been the designated cat litter box cleaner in my house.


This is a task that you will have to do at least once and sometimes twice a week for a traditional cat litter box if you want to keep the odors to a minimum.

Because of this, you will go through a 40 pound bag of cat litter each month. This can be more expensive than you would like.

Cats are such a pleasure and highly entertaining to have in your home, but I have always wished there was a better method to the cat litter box, dealing with cat waste, and keeping it clean.

Now there is a better way with the creation of the cat litter box robot. Yes, Robot.

In the unbiased product review, I will go over one of the newest products in the cat litter box solution that is care free and sanitary to use and clean.

The Litter-Robot Open Air III is a new revolutionary way of dealing with cat waste with this new self-cleaning litter box.

Litter-Robot Open Air III Review

  • Name: Litter-Robot Open Air III
  • Website:
  • Price: $449.00
  • Guarantee: 90 Day Money-Back
  • Owners: AutoPets
  • Overall Rank: 9 out of 10 Stars
    • (6949 reviews)


If you are looking for an easy way to clean the litter box, then this may be the machine for you.

It is fully automatic. When the cat enters the Litter-Robot, a sensor lets the robot know a cat is doing his/her business. When the cat leaves, the sensor starts the cleaning process so there are no exposed waste that could create an unpleasant odor.

The Litter-Robot is capable of a household with multiply cats and larger cats if you have one of the large breeds. This distinguishes the Litter-Robot from all the other automatic litter boxes.

The setup is very simple for the new owner. This unit comes completely assembled. All you have to do as a cat owner is put the litter into the Litter-Robot and plug it in.

Your cats will love this litter box as there is always fresh litter for them to use.

How Does The Litter-Robot Work?

How Big Is This Litter Box?

It Is Big!

This litter box is much bigger than most of the other automatic litter boxes. However, it is very well-designed and pleasant looking to blend into any household.

The Litter-Robot is about the size of a traditional nightstand.

  • Litter-Robot III Open Air
    Height: 29.5″ (74.9cm)
  • Width: 24.25” (68.6cm)
    Depth: 27” (68.6cm)
  • Entryway: 16″H x 10.25″W
  • Inside Globe: 15″-17″H (depending on litter level) x 20″W x 20″D
  • Litter Bed: 14″ wide at maximum
  • Waste Drawer: 16”H x 12.5”W x 5”D
  • Weight: 24 pounds

This box can be placed in just about any room as it eliminates almost all the odor and dust tracking from your cat. When you first get your Litter-Robot, it is advisable to put it where the old litter box was until your cat get used to it.

High Tech Litter Box

This litter box is so smart, it will let your IPhone know when the waste box is full and needs to be emptied.

The Litter-Robot will give you real time updates, let’s you know when to empty the waste, monitors your cats usage/behavior, gives you complete control of your box through the setting’s application, and you can monitor multiple Litter-Robots if you have more than one.

You can do this via the downloadable App designed for the IPhone. The Android version is due for introduction in the Fall of 2018.

Who Will Support Me If I Have A Problem?

AutoPets provides an 18-month guarantee where they will provide all labor, parts, and shipping if your unit needs repair or replacement. This guarantee will begin at the date the unit is shipped.

There is an online instruction manual that you can download and a quick user guide as well.

If for any reason you or your cat are not completely satisfied with the unit, you can return within 90 days of purchase for a full refund.

Pro’s and Con’s


  • Odors are almost completely gone.
  • Very reliable and quiet. You can install in the bedroom and not worry about noise.
  • High-quality and durable
  • Full 90-day money back guarantee and 18-month warranty policy
  • The best box for multi-cat households and large breed cats
  • Comes completely assembled and easy to startup
  • Drawer LED full indication. You’ll never have to wonder if the waste area is full or not
  • Simple, adjustable cleaning cycles allows you to set how long before the box starts cleaning
  • LED night light ensures your cats can see while using the box in the dark
  • Sleep mode ensures prevents the box doesn’tfrom cleaning for eight hours
  • Huge litter chamber for large cats
  • Big entryway allows entry to cats of all sizes
  • You will not come in contact with your cat’s waste as it uses kitchen size garbage bags.
  • I estimate that you will save over 50% on litter usage with this box


  • If you have a diabetic cat, this unit might not work for you as their clumps of waste maybe too big to fall into the waste bin.
  • Huge and heavy litter box. You’ll need a decent storage space for this one
  • You need to use clumping litter only.
  • This box is one of the pricier ones I’ve researched.

My View Of This Product!

  • Name: Litter-Robot Open Air III
  • Website:
  • Best Price: $449.00, (ask for seasonal promotions)
  • Best Bid Price: $250-$500, (purchased through a bidding process)
  • Guarantee: 90 Day Money-Back, 18 Month (covers parts, service, and shipping)
  • Owners: AutoPets
  • My Overall Rank: 9.8 out of 10 Stars

Verdict, Yea or Nay

This is the one purchase you will not regret!

If you can find room for the Litter-Robot in you house or apartment, this is the best automatic cat litter box on the market. It was designed and produced by a cat enthusiast and a cat family.

This unit is expensive, but you get what you pay for.

The quality, great/modern look, and smooth operations will convince any cat lover that this is the newest technology in cat litter boxes that they need.

Are you tired of the nasty old litter box?

Are you tired of the stinky odor and mess every week?

Go with the latest technology and get your Litter-Robot today!

Make your life easy so you can enjoy your cat!


I hope you have found this review informative and complete.  You can now safely buy the best self-cleaning litter box by getting the Litter-Robot!

If you have any questions or comments, please those below and I will get back to you ASAP!


6 thoughts on “Robots for Cats, Really? Self-Cleaning Litter Box, A Product Review!

  1. This looks like an AWESOME idea. I’ve seen similar devices, but they “raked” the litter automatically and put it into a bag, which wasn’t the best idea as the bag was ‘open’ at the back of the box, so you’d still get the smell. This unit drops it into a sealed compartment below, which is a great idea, in my opinion.

    Whenever we go away, we need to find someone to come over to the house to look after the cats (meaning – clean the box). With a product like this, I think it would be perfect so that families could go on short vacations/weekend trips without worrying about the cat box. Just leave plenty of food and water out and off you go!

    I wonder how much (days worth) of litter the container stores?

    1. They say you can leave the waste box for 10+ days. If you have an IPhone, you can monitor the waste level with the App.

      Unfortunately, the Android version will not be out until Fall 2018. I think this is the best “mouse trap” available if you don’t mind the size of the Litter-Robot.

      They really did a great job with this design. I wrote a post on natural cat litter you might be interested in.

      Thanks for your great comments.

  2. I wonder how difficult the unit is to clean after a while. Does it disassemble so you can clean it if there happens to be a mess inside? I had a litter maid for a while and it got kind of gross after a month of operation and it needed to be cleaned. We ended up throwing it away, because it ended up being more work than just a traditional litter box.

    1. Yes, it does disassemble for you , but you do not have to do that to properly clean it. The unit will tell you when it needs to be cleaned. You can also monitor this by the use of the mobile app.

      This unit is a real problem solver when it comes to keeping the house free of unpleasant cat odors. All you have to do is use clumping litter of your choice. I also wrote an article on natural cat litter you might be interested in that you can read here.

  3. Wow, what an incredible idea. I love your caption at the beginning of the post. I was intrigued to read your article and found it very interesting to know that this kind of robot was available. At present my little kitty goes outside but as she gets older it would certainly be useful for when we are away. Thanks for bringing this item to my attention.

    1. What will they think of next, right?

      This is a great product, little pricey and large, but what a great device.

      When your cat start to have the need for a litter box, you might be interested in this article.
      Thanks so much for the comment.

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