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417 pages

Robotics, a reference guide to the new technology

Creator: Joseph A. Angelo | Technology & Engineering - 2007

The iRobot Corporation also makes commercial and industrial robots. In September 2002, the company introduced the RoombaR Vacuuming Robot—a domestic robotic system that can clean hardwood floors and carpets, detect dirt under furniture, ...

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

About this book
Although advanced technologies are the cornerstone of modern life, few people understand how such technologies as robotics or nuclear science actually work. Fewer still realize how--and how dramatically--technology influences our society and culture. Robotics is a reference guide that provides nonspecialists with the most up-to-date information on seminal developments in the technology of robotics, as well as covering the social, political, and technical impacts of those developments on everyday life, both now and in the future. Included in Robotics are chapters on: BL Profiles of Robot Technology Pioneers, Visionaries, and Advocates. BLHow robot technology works. BLImpact of Robotics on broader society. BL Controversial issues involving robotic technology. BL The future of robotic technology. The volume includes a chronology of the technology, a glossary, organizations involved in robotics, and a thorough list of sources for further research.



499 pages

Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Creator: P. W. Singer | Technology & Engineering - 2009-12-29

iRobot also has a vibrant research team led by Andrew Bennett, who was part of the team that raced to New York on 9/11. ... “I have four boys and two cats and this little 'robot' keeps my rugs and hardwood floors dirt and hair free!

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

About this book
"riveting and comprehensive, encompassing every aspect of the rise of military robotics." --Financial Times In Wired for War, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare. We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Traveling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalize a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.



408 pages

I, Robot

Creator: Howard S. Smith | Fiction - 2008-09

He hugged the floor. No shots flew out. But a moment later Alpha went crashing down on the floor, catching himself with his right palm, a deafening noise as the metal slapped onto the wood. The whole ship would hear this!

Publisher: Robot Binaries & Pr Corp

About this book
In a near future overshadowed by an escalating threat between North Korea and Japan, Tokyo Police Inspector Suzuki Haruto uncovers evidence of an arms deal between Japan and Israel-a group of Japanese military robots in return for Israeli nuclear weapons and the knowledge behind their testing. Haruto is a humanized robot who must follow his rigid internal code of behavior while at the same time preventing an international disaster and falling in love....


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  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (724 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    With proper expectations set, this is the droid you've been looking for.

    We've had this little guy for about three months and have been using it pretty much every other day. I couldn't be happier with it's performance.This little robot is a helper, and keeping that in mind, you'll find your floors stay much cleaner in between your more dedicated cleaning sessions.That's not to say you're completely out of the picture. You have a responsibility to use this robot, and while his AI is quite impressive at times, it is still an appliance. This is not entirely a "set it and forget it" robot. Think of it as other helpful appliances. Your dishwasher is great! But you still need to properly load it, pre-rinse when necessary, and occasionally still scrape some dry food off of a fork with your thumbnail. Your washer and dryer are fantastic! But you still need to make time for use in your evenings, transfer from one to the other, and darn it, they still don't fold your clothes.The Braava, is like an appliance in that way... 5/5 Dan (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) We've had this little guy for about three months and have been using it pretty much every other day. I couldn't be happier with it's performance.This little robot is a helper, and keeping that in mind, you'll find your floors stay much cleaner in between your more dedicated cleaning sessions.That's not to say you're completely out of the picture. You have a responsibility to use this robot, and while his AI is quite impressive at times, it is still an appliance. This is not entirely a "set it and forget it" robot. Think of it as other helpful appliances. Your dishwasher is great! But you still need to properly load it, pre-rinse when necessary, and occasionally still scrape some dry food off of a fork with your thumbnail. Your washer and dryer are fantastic! But you still need to make time for use in your evenings, transfer from one to the other, and darn it, they still don't fold your clothes.The Braava, is like an appliance in that way... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 25, 2013

    Good for maintenance, but will not clean a dirty floor

    I so desperately wanted this to work. As the mom of two kids under five, my floors remain perpetually sticky thanks to spilled juice, dribbled dinner, and a host of other toddler-induced messes. I was thrilled thinking that this floor mopping robot would help make my work load easier. It made me sad to learn that it did little more than just wipe my floors down. I tried it a few different ways: once with the dry sweeping cloth, once with water and the wet mopping cloth, and once with a swiffer wet cloth. It is super easy to use and after the first time I used it, it seemed to learn my kitchen fairly quickly. The bottom of the cloth showed that it had picked up some dirt, but there were still several spots of the floor that I later had to go back and clean by hand. If your floors are already in fairly good condition and you just want a quick touch-up between deep cleanings, I think the Braava can handle that, but if your floors are genuinely in need of mopping, this isn't going to make... 3/5 Sarah B. - See all my reviews, October 8, 2013

    A worthy helper indeed

    Just received the Braava and boy was my wife pleased with it. It does both dry sweeping and wet mopping. We are particularly impressed with the latter. It does take a bit longer for wet mopping (because it goes forward and backward, just like regular mopping) but it sure cleans the our homogeneous-tiled floor well. We can certainly feel the squeaky-clean tiles with our bare feet after it mops!For those who reside outside of the USA, I just want to confirm that the power charger adapter supports 100-240V 50/60Hz power source. Thus, one merely needs the correct power adapter to convert the USA 2-pin to whatever pin arrangement in use in your country. There is NO NEED for any step-down transformer at all!We should have gotten this much earlier!--cpPS: This is a video of the Braava on a wet mopping routine of the kitchen floor: [...]JAN 8, 2014 UPDATE:Barely passed 3 months, the Braava doesn't work any more. Both the... 1/5 Lee Cjin Pheow (Singapore) - See all my reviews, October 1, 2013
    List Price: $0.00
    Cleans Edges- Perfect Edge technology allows Braava to clean right along walls and edges, and around chair legs and other obstacles for a complete clean
    Keeps on Cleaning- Braava's rechargeable battery cleans for up to 3 hours dry sweeping on a single charge, or up to 2 hours wet mopping
    Pet-Perfect- Braava is ideal for picking up pet hair every day, but its whisper-quiet operation means your pets won't be bothered while Braava cleans
    Quiet operation and compact shape. Sweeps and mops hard surface floors. Sweep and Mop Mode.
    Knows where not to go- Braava's smart sensors avoid stairs, area rugs and raised transitions to carpet


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (321 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    Was Skeptical...

    I'm really impressed so far with how this thing performs. I bought the three pack of microfiber cloths with it, so that I could clean the whole house without doing a load of laundry and re-use the pads.I have newly installed fake hardwood floors, the type you can spill a gallon of wine on and nobody would be the wiser, even if you left it over night. The downside, especially because they are gray and my house gets a lot of light, is that you can see EVERYTHING. Every spec of dirt, every black dog hair (there are a lot) is screaming at me every morning even if I just vacuumed.Here is my strategy for the 320 -1. Do a really crappy job vacuuming. Like for 2 minutes tops, once a week or something. This gets the big stuff.2. Set it to dry swiff, go to work3. Come home, put the wet cloth in a bowl with a couple drops of floor cleaner and hot water. Wring out the cloth, put it on, start it off4. Take a cup of warm water and flick little drops... 5/5 K. Wilding (Denver, CO) - See all my reviews, April 25, 2014

    Misleading Advertising on a Good Robot

    0 3/5 J. Woody - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) Firstly, let me say that this robot is excellent. It delivers on every performance aspect, and is an excellent compliment to my Neato Robot Vacuum for cleaning my house (which is all tile and hardwood).HOWEVER, buyers beware that this robot does not function as advertised out of the box. The "mop" function that iRobot touts so loudly on this device is a misnomer. Out of the box the robot can only carry out the mopping motion, but iRobot does not include the necessary Reservoir Pad to actually carry water. They sell these for $40 + shipping on the iRobot website, and they are available for over double that price on Amazon through a private seller.If you are purchasing this to mop and not just sweep, you will have to plan on spending an extra $40 minimum and 3-4 weeks waiting for the necessary reservoir system to arrive to run an actual wet mop cleaning. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 14, 2014

    my place... was ... disgusting

    850 square feet of tiled and hardwood floored filth. I thought I vacuumed.. I thought I swiffered... I was wrong. I was living in filth, and I had no idea. This baby works. Have hard floors? Get it. The price made me a touch nervous, heck, we all have friends who hate their robotic cleaners. This is not the robot your friend/coworker has who hates it; this is legit. An awesome cat ninja dirt filth assassin you will name and adore.Does the swiffer action work? Heck to the yes. It picks up tons of stuff just like a dry cloth on the end of aluminum stick that I was beholden to for far too long. But, this baby is smaller, more nimble and I am not physically pushing it. You may still need to pull out the swiffer vacuum for tight corners; who cares!? Thanks to this baby I now have a second job making/selling toupees online with all the hair this bloodhound of filth finds.Does the wet mop action work? Yes, but not to really scrub. It really freshens and... 5/5 thatguywhoreviewsstuff - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) 850 square feet of tiled and hardwood floored filth. I thought I vacuumed.. I thought I swiffered... I was wrong. I was living in filth, and I had no idea. This baby works. Have hard floors? Get it. The price made me a touch nervous, heck, we all have friends who hate their robotic cleaners. This is not the robot your friend/coworker has who hates it; this is legit. An awesome cat ninja dirt filth assassin you will name and adore.Does the swiffer action work? Heck to the yes. It picks up tons of stuff just like a dry cloth on the end of aluminum stick that I was beholden to for far too long. But, this baby is smaller, more nimble and I am not physically pushing it. You may still need to pull out the swiffer vacuum for tight corners; who cares!? Thanks to this baby I now have a second job making/selling toupees online with all the hair this bloodhound of filth finds.Does the wet mop action work? Yes, but not to really scrub. It really freshens and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 4, 2014
    List Price: $199.99
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Cleans all hard wood surfaces including vinyl, hardwood and laminate
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty of filters to change
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along a room perimeter


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    iRobot

    The little Robot that cleans BIG

    Customer Video Review Length:: 1:25 MinsEven with numerous friends that swear by their Roomba, I was still skeptical. How could this little machine really clean enough to impress me?When I received it I was really surprised at the size of it, much smaller than I had imagined. I was anxious to test it out, so using the quick start guide I had it unpacked and on the charger in less than 10 minutes. I do suggest that you consider the location you want to set up the home base, not because it'll take up much room, more just to have it out of the way if possible; mine is under an end table.I decided to start it on a Monday through Friday schedule at 3:15pm each day. It's a time when the house is usually empty and it would be less of a bother. The first time it ran of course I was home and I think I watched it the entire cleaning cycle. I was amused to say the least and it also let me see what problems might arise. I realized I needed to install a virtual wall to keep it from... 4/5 Cricket "Living life and loving it!" (The Great Pacific Northwest) - See all my reviews, May 31, 2012

    3.9 Star NEATO XV-21 VERSUS 4.4 Star iRobot 770

    I was SKEPTICAL about the initial $450 price tag for a vacuum bot, & have all tile floors. I bought the Neato XV-21, & the iRobot 770 (non-lighthouses) to keep the better one after testing. Iive alone, & keep a very clean home, so I didn't think they would pickup anything!Before testing, I wanted to make sure the floor was already clean. I moved all furniture and swept with a fine broom. I mopped all floors to hospital grade and waited 7 DAYS to test the iRobot on a clean floor as an ultimate test. I could see no dirt on the floors. The 770 finished with a 40% full container when done. I was amazed at the machine's effectiveness. It picked up small speckles of dirt, teeny-tiny rocks, hair, lint and other fine particles.The Neato was tested upstairs and I liked it more in the beginning. Then, it gave a 'LEFT WHEEL STUCK' error message after 3 weeks. The cheaply designed Wheel Motors got tangled and busted by it's internal parts. I looked it up and saw... 5/5 Frank Peters "Your Ace" (Houston TX) - See all my reviews, April 2, 2013

    Life changing product!

    I am 41 years old and have had allergies my entire life - they have gotten worse over the past 5 years. I already take Singulair and Claritin but still have symptoms. I was just diagnosed with asthma, which apparently was caused by my allergies. Thus, I decided to wage war on indoor allergies in my house.I hired a cleaning company to clean my house a few years ago - they were horrible. I did a better job then they did. Also, I have pets and am not comfortable with someone being in my house with them when I am not there. My problem is time - I work full time and was finding little time to vacuum (to the point where I was vacuuming only once every week or other week). I have 3 cats and one dog, with hardwood floors and area rugs on my first floor and carpet in my bedroom and hallway upstairs. My house was not clean, to say the least. I just couldn't keep up with it.My brother suggested that I purchase this product. I thought, why not? I did not buy this... 5/5 Sammy "Workaholic" (Philadelphia, PA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies (Misc.) I am 41 years old and have had allergies my entire life - they have gotten worse over the past 5 years. I already take Singulair and Claritin but still have symptoms. I was just diagnosed with asthma, which apparently was caused by my allergies. Thus, I decided to wage war on indoor allergies in my house.I hired a cleaning company to clean my house a few years ago - they were horrible. I did a better job then they did. Also, I have pets and am not comfortable with someone being in my house with them when I am not there. My problem is time - I work full time and was finding little time to vacuum (to the point where I was vacuuming only once every week or other week). I have 3 cats and one dog, with hardwood floors and area rugs on my first floor and carpet in my bedroom and hallway upstairs. My house was not clean, to say the least. I just couldn't keep up with it.My brother suggested that I purchase this product. I thought, why not? I did not buy this... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 15, 2012
    List Price: $499.99
    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you're not home
    The included infrared remote allows you to control Roomba without getting up
    It uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more


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    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $599.99

    Two Cleaning Options let you choose from a full 40-minute cycle or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces.
    Dual-Compartment Tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, so Scooba 450 will never put dirty water back down on your floors.
    iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology in the Scooba 450 enables Scooba to find its way around the room, covering every area of floor multiple times, maximizing the removal of grime and stuck-on messes for a complete clean
    Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process with pre-soak technology cleans hard floors three times better than ever before. Scooba automatically sweeps & pre-soaks, scrubs, then squeegees your floors, washing away up to 99.3% of bacteria.*
    Ideal for most hard floor surfaces, including tile, linoleum, stone, and sealed hardwood


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along room perimeter
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty or filters to change
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty


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    iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $399.99
    Price: $270.00
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    Measures 14-3/4 by 14-3/4 by 3-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
    Floor-washing robot cleans sealed hardwood, tile, linoleum, and more
    Can handle up to 250 square feet on a single battery charge
    Uses water, water and vinegar, or Clorox Scooba cleaning solution
    Preps, washes, scrubs, and dries; cliff sensor; 1 virtual wall included


  • iRobot

    iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $449.99

    Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens
    Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Auto Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors


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    Ultimate in convenience
    Electrostatic disposable cloths
    Collects and retains dust and hair


  • iRobot

    Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (229 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    Works well and hassle free

    I use the Mint 5200 to clean the hardwood floor in a 22'x22' living/dining area and for a separate 9'x15' kitchen. It does an excellent job despite a large number of obstacles like area rugs, cabinets, dining table, side tables etc. It sometime looks like it will get stuck in some narrow weirdly shaped corner, but it always finds it way out and does not seem to skip anything.The Mint 5200 comes with two different cleaning pads, one for dry sweeping and one that has liquid reservoir for wet mopping. A set of two reusable clothes to be used with each pad is also provided. I always use the dry sweep mode first and then do wet afterwards.The setup is pretty straight-forward. The navigation cube goes to corner of the dining table with flashing blue light pointing into the room. Then a cloth is attached to one of the cleaning pads and the Mint is ready to go. Mint first finish the living area, then continue to clean the kitchen before it goes back to its starting... 4/5 FFDR (Chicago, IL, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen) I use the Mint 5200 to clean the hardwood floor in a 22'x22' living/dining area and for a separate 9'x15' kitchen. It does an excellent job despite a large number of obstacles like area rugs, cabinets, dining table, side tables etc. It sometime looks like it will get stuck in some narrow weirdly shaped corner, but it always finds it way out and does not seem to skip anything.The Mint 5200 comes with two different cleaning pads, one for dry sweeping and one that has liquid reservoir for wet mopping. A set of two reusable clothes to be used with each pad is also provided. I always use the dry sweep mode first and then do wet afterwards.The setup is pretty straight-forward. The navigation cube goes to corner of the dining table with flashing blue light pointing into the room. Then a cloth is attached to one of the cleaning pads and the Mint is ready to go. Mint first finish the living area, then continue to clean the kitchen before it goes back to its starting... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 7, 2011

    Wonderful helper

    We bought the original 4200 mint cleaner a year ago on our laminate flooring and it has been a great helper, no more back breaking manual cleaning under the beds and free us to do other stuff. So we decided to buy the 5200 a month back.and here are the observations:Pro:- Much better battery life than 4200, it now covers a lot more area.- Much reduced battery charging time. It takes 7-8 hours for the 4200, not really an issue if you let it charge overnight. The 5200 charges in about 2 hours. Good for those spring cleaning / emergency visitor days.- The universal charger adapter allows for use around the world (or at least here in Singapore: 230v, 13amp) without need to buy step up or down transformers.- The mopping pad containing a water reservoir is surprisingly simple, elegant and effective. Simplicity is the epitome of good design.- Love their included C batteries, wiping and mopping cloths.- As usual, love the option... 5/5 K - See all my reviews This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen) We bought the original 4200 mint cleaner a year ago on our laminate flooring and it has been a great helper, no more back breaking manual cleaning under the beds and free us to do other stuff. So we decided to buy the 5200 a month back.and here are the observations:Pro:- Much better battery life than 4200, it now covers a lot more area.- Much reduced battery charging time. It takes 7-8 hours for the 4200, not really an issue if you let it charge overnight. The 5200 charges in about 2 hours. Good for those spring cleaning / emergency visitor days.- The universal charger adapter allows for use around the world (or at least here in Singapore: 230v, 13amp) without need to buy step up or down transformers.- The mopping pad containing a water reservoir is surprisingly simple, elegant and effective. Simplicity is the epitome of good design.- Love their included C batteries, wiping and mopping cloths.- As usual, love the option... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 15, 2011

    Pet-friendly, automated light sweeper/mopper of choice

    The single most important thing to know about the Mint is that it is not a vacuum or a machine meant to do heavy sweeping/mopping. It is more appropriate to consider it anautomated wet or dry swiffer meant to maintain areas with hard flooring. If this is what you're looking for, then you should definitely consider the Mint.Pros1. Quiet for noise-phobic households or pets2. Excellent for keeping up a dust/hair free floor once established3. Can clean under low furniture/beds4. Covered an 800 sq.ft. living space with multiple dividing walls well without missing ANY areas5. Can be paused (unlike the 4200 model Mints), and resumes well.6. Attempts to slow down and/or avoid collisions after an obstacle has been identified.7. Can be used with reusable or consumable sweeping/mopping padsCons1. Not fully autonomous2. Can't cross some normal thresholds3. Has trouble with short mats that have slight... 4/5 PuniTenshu (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen) The single most important thing to know about the Mint is that it is not a vacuum or a machine meant to do heavy sweeping/mopping. It is more appropriate to consider it anautomated wet or dry swiffer meant to maintain areas with hard flooring. If this is what you're looking for, then you should definitely consider the Mint.Pros1. Quiet for noise-phobic households or pets2. Excellent for keeping up a dust/hair free floor once established3. Can clean under low furniture/beds4. Covered an 800 sq.ft. living space with multiple dividing walls well without missing ANY areas5. Can be paused (unlike the 4200 model Mints), and resumes well.6. Attempts to slow down and/or avoid collisions after an obstacle has been identified.7. Can be used with reusable or consumable sweeping/mopping padsCons1. Not fully autonomous2. Can't cross some normal thresholds3. Has trouble with short mats that have slight... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2012
    List Price: $349.99
    Low maintenance - no bins to empty or filters to replace - and whisper quiet
    Includes Pro-Clean System
    Cleans up to 4 hours on a single charge - fast charging
    Square shape cleans all the way into corners
    Compact size gets under furniture and other hard to reach places


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 595 Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, Black

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $379.99

    On-Board Scheduling - The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you're not home
    Virtual Walls - The included Virtual Walls keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and block off-limit areas
    3-Stage Cleaning with AeroVac - picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3- stage cleaning system


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