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417 pages

Robotics, A Reference Guide to the New Technology

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

iRobot Corporation 63 South Avenue Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 1-781- 345-0200 1-781-345-0201 (Fax) ... 2002, the company introduced the RoombaR Vacuuming Robot—a domestic robotic system that can clean hardwood floors and ...

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

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

Wired for War, The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-first Century

Creator: Peter Warren Singer | Technology & Engineering - 2009

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. ... thanked the company because "I have four boys and two cats and this little 'robot' keeps my rugs and hardwood floors ...

Publisher: Penguin

About this book
A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself P. W. Singer?s previous two books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers? predictions that proved all too accurate. Now, he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb?the advent of robotic warfare. We are just beginning to see a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make the stuff of I,Robot and the Terminator all too real. More than seven- thousand robotic systems are now in Iraq. Pilots in Nevada are remotely killing terrorists in Afghanistan. Scientists are debating just how smart?and how lethal?to make their current robotic prototypes. And many of the most renowned science fiction authors are secretly consulting for the Pentagon on the next generation. Blending historic evidence with interviews from the field, Singer vividly shows that as these technologies multiply, they will have profound effects on the front lines as well as on the politics back home. Moving humans off the battlefield makes wars easier to start, but more complex to fight. Replacing men with machines may save some lives, but will lower the morale and psychological barriers to killing. The ?warrior ethos,? which has long defined soldiers? identity, will erode, as will the laws of war that have governed military conflict for generations. Paradoxically, these new technologies will also bring war to our doorstep. As other nations and even terrorist organizations start to build or buy their own robotic weapons, the robot revolution could undermine America?s military preeminence. While his analysis is unnerving, there?s an irresistible gee-whiz quality to the innovations Singer uncovers. Wired for War travels from Iraq to see these robots in combat to the latter-day ?skunk works? in America?s suburbia, where tomorrow?s technologies of war are quietly being designed. In Singer?s hands, the future of war is as fascinating as it is frightening.



436 pages

Hacking Roomba, ExtremeTech

Creator: Tod E. Kurt | Computers - 2006-11-20

iRobot has also released an improved Scheduler model. ... Scooba is the newest home cleaning robot from iRobot. ... solution, which has been nicknamed Scoobajuice, is a special non-bleach formula that is safe for sealed hardwood floors.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

About this book
The Jetsons would be proud! A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobot®, you can become the robotic engineer you′ve always dreamed of being. Build a Bluetooth interface for your Roomba. Turn it into an artist. Install Linux on it and give it a new brain. Some hacks are functional, others are purely fun. All of them let you play with robotics, and not one will void your warranty. Build a serial interface tether. Set up a Bluetooth® interface. Drive Roomba. Play with sensors. Make it sing. Create a Roomba artist. Use your Roomba as a mouse. Connect Roomba to the Net. Wi–Fi your Roomba. Replace Roomba′s brain. Install Roomba–cam. Put Linux® on Roomba. Features a companion Web site. All this — and it will still clean your floor! Get the official iRobot Roomba Open Interface (ROI) specification and all code presented in the book in ready–to–run form at wiley.com/go/extremetech.


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iRobot: Roomba Robots
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Hardwood Floors Cleaning and Maintenance
Hardwood Floors Cleaning and Maintenance - This page discusses tips for cleaning hardwood floors. When vacuuming bare floor attachments should be used. There are ...

iRobot Roomba 560 official video demo - YouTube
This is the official demonstration video from iRobot showing exactly what the Roomba 560 can do and how it works Available at: www.eurobotiks.com


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  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $299.99

    Use with disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up daily dirt, dust and hair
    Turbo Charge Cradle recharges Braava in just two hours
    Braava uses either dry or damp disposable cleaning cloths, including Swiffer brand or Braava's specially designed microfiber cloths. These microfiber cloths can be reused hundreds of times
    Keep Daily Dirt In Check. Dry Mop Mode and Damp Mop Mode
    Braava 380t charges in just two hours with the Turbo Charge Cradle.
    A hassle-free cleaning option, Braava uses dry or damp cloths to mop hard-surface floors for you, keeping dust, daily dirt and smudges under control automatically
    Braava will clean your floors for you without disrupting your daily activity or sleep.
    Northstar Navigation works like an indoor GPS to clean until the job is done
    Choose from two modes - dry sweeping or damp mopping
    Reusable microfiber cleaning cloths included - one dry sweeping cloth and one damp mopping cloth


  • ILIFE

    Haier Automatic Robot Vacuum Floor Cleaner for Hardwood Flooring and Hard Carpets

    Home (ILIFE)

    Low noise design: Quiet 55dB design, robot vacuum provides a comfortable surroundings.Cleans larger space up to 150sq meters.
    4 Cleaning modes: automatic cleaning/spot cleaning/edge cleaning /schedule cleaning, automatically docks and recharges.
    Multi-Floor Surface Cleaning: Works on Hardwood, Linoleum, Tile, Low/Hard Carpet Floors - Not Designed for Thick or Shag Carpets
    Powerful suction ability: powerful suction, barrier-cross ability to height of 12mm max, climbing ability for 15 degree max.
    Drop-avoidance: sensitive IR sensor at the bottom detects the high gap (not less than 5cm height), it will avoid dropping.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba Hardfloor Cleaning Concentrate

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $12.99

    Approximately 32 uses per 16 oz. bottle
    Compatible with all iRobot Scooba models
    iRobot Hard Floor Cleaner Solution
    Now with a new pleasant scent.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $374.99

    iAdapt Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home
    Automatically adjusts to all floor types - carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate & more
    Automatically docks and recharges
    3-Stage Cleaning System agitates, brushes and suctions floors
    Conveniently schedule up to 7x per week, or just press CLEAN on the robot


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Won't harm or spray walls or furniture, and avoids stairs and riding up on rugs
    Automatically selects the correct cleaning mode based on Braava jet pad type, choose from wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping
    Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head tackle dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    Gets into hard-to-reach places, including under and around toilets, into corners, and below cabinets
    Mops and sweeps hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (252 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    iRobot

    I call it Turbo!

    I've had 2 Scoobas before this one, starting with the 5900 series, upgrading to the 300 series and now this one. This is a dramatic departure from what I'm used to in some good ways and some bad. I like it-- but with some caveats. I'm also a devoted Roomba user, currently having a 650. I started way back with the Roomba Red that I bought on Amazon way back on Feb 23, 2007. I've been a long term customer of the robot vacuums.Unpacking the unit, the first thing I noticed was that this design was drastically different than what I've been using for the last several years. It looks like they stopped making a separate body style for the Scoobas, and consolidated on a single design. This one is very much designed just like the Roomba, replacing the dirt bin with the water tank. This also means that cleaning of the Scooba itself is easier, and the brush scrubber area where the scrubbing takes place removes much easier for rinsing than the previous models. This model also has... 4/5 _RST (USA) - See all my reviews, April 22, 2014

    OMG! Yes, it cleans floors. It's a noisy little beast, but so cool

    So I've had a Mint floor cleaning robot for a long time, which is essentially a very smart Swiffer. I'd been wanting to try one of the newer Roomba style robots and was thrilled to get the opportunity to review this new Scooba 450. I'll go through some things you should consider when buying a floor cleaning robot, and how the Scooba stacks up.1) Is it loud?Yes it is. I mean, not rock concert loud, not even vacuum cleaner loud, but it makes a bit of a ruckus.2) What types of floors does it clean?It mops and vacuums, so pretty much any hard floor. I tried it on a vinyl kitchen floor, a tile bathroom floor, and several hardwood floors. It did a great job on each.3) Does it get stuck a lot?No, and on the rare occasions it did, it signaled to me with a sound, and when I pushed the information button it told me "I'm stuck" in a cute voice.4) How's the battery life?It charges fairly quickly (but do a long charge... 5/5 Bookenator - See all my reviews, April 26, 2014

    Excellent if your room floors are perfectly flat and either 150 or 300 sq/ft

    Edit: I had to remove a star because the Scooba will sometimes end it's cycle under the bed. It's a large bed so it is sometimes very difficult to reach it. I certainly don't start it under the bed so I'm not sure why it ends there. It's a fairly serious design flaw if you have a very large area underneath something that is difficult to move. Fortunately it isn't impossible for me to reach it...just difficult.My experience with floor cleaning robots started with the Mint 4200. I wanted a sweeping robot to get under the beds and futon in the apartment. I really like the Mint and it does exactly what I want it to do--sweep dust.So I was really excited to try the Scooba 450 because i thought it would take my robotic floor cleaning to a new level and in a way, it has. First I want to say this is a very well made robot and it does a fine job in a small room on floors that are perfectly flat and even. In my kitchen, which has new tile, the cleaning is... 3/5 MJ23447 (USA) - See all my reviews, April 26, 2014
    List Price: $599.99
    Dual-compartment tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, keeping dirty water off your floors
    Tank is easy to fill and drain, Avoids stairs and other drop-offs.
    What's In The Box: iRobot Scooba 450,Rechargeable Battery,Battery Charger,Virtual Wall,4-Ounce Bottle Of iRobot Hard Floor Cleaner,Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty On Robot, 6-Month Manufacturer's Limited Warranty On Battery
    Choose from a 40-minute cycle, or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces
    Kindly refer the video and the user manual given below for troubleshooting steps also keep your device updated to the latest software update for better performance.
    3-cycle cleaning process pre-soaks, scrubs and squeegee finishes to remove up to 99.3% of common household bacteria


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Cleans all hard wood surfaces including vinyl, hardwood and laminate
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along a room perimeter
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty of filters to change


  • O-Cedar

    O-Cedar O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner

    Home (O-Cedar)

    Rating (759 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    O-Cedar

    This is the most amazing thing ever…

    A couple of years ago I bought my sister the first generation of the Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner for about $250.00. Several weeks ago I ran across the O’Cedar O’Duster at Wal-Mart for about $40.00 and made an impulse purchase. I was so impressed that I got my mom the O’Duster for Christmas. My review will not only comment on my experience with the O’Cedar product but also compare the O’Duster to the Mint.Both of these products are hard floor sweepers (note I said “sweeper”. There is no sucking action on either of them.). They use a disposable cloth product to sweep wood, tile, vinyl, etc. They will not work on carpets/rugs; nor, are they designed to wet-clean the floor. These do not take the place of mopping.First, a description of the O’Cedar O’Duster…There is a round plastic center housing that is about eight inches in diameter and a little over two inches tall. It is surrounded... 5/5 M. Nance - See all my reviews, December 30, 2013

    Great tool for those who are not expecting this to replace a human.

    Customer Video Review Length:: 0:31 MinsI vacuum regularly but because I have pets, I need to Swiffer every couple of days or else a layer of fur builds up on my hardwood floors. I decided to give this a try and it works well for me. The long cycle lasted 2.5 hours when I tested it. It's not a Roomba, so don't expect a vacuum cleaner. It's not the Mint, so don't expect anything advanced or smart from it. It's simply a moving Swiffer-type cleaner that grabs small items like dust and pet/human hair. Don't expect it to pick up anything bigger and your expectations will be realistic. This does not replace a vacuum cleaner or actual sweeping by a thinking and seeing person, but it's good to leave on to do its stuff in between cleanings to get some pet hair off the floor without effort. It will get stuck in some areas like elevated edges, rugs, wires, and tight corners, so it probably won't be that effective left on when leaving the home. A great tool for those who are not expecting this to turn this... 4/5 BrooklynNY (NY) - See all my reviews This review is from: O-Cedar O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner (Health and Beauty), June 28, 2014

    Great floor duster!

    I have used the O'Cedar robotic duster for 2 weeks now and have been very pleased. With 2 large, densely coated dogs, 2 indoor cats, and 3 children our wood floors were never dust and hair free. The O'Cedar duster not only saves time but is also so very easy to use. Our floors are actually clean at least twice a day now! I used to turn it on before leaving the house so I could come home to clean floors, but I don't advise that as it can get stuck and the wheels will keep turning and could potentially remove the finish from hardwood floors. I usually let it run for an hour or two then turn it off, change the pads, and plug it in to charge and use again later. I use swiffer dusting cloths rather than the round O'Cedar cloths that came with the duster, because I had many on hand already, and because they provide more of a buffer when the duster bumps against furniture or walls. I just cut 2 of them in half and stick them to the velcro. The bumping against things isn't a big deal... 5/5 Holly Conner - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: O-Cedar O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner (Health and Beauty) I have used the O'Cedar robotic duster for 2 weeks now and have been very pleased. With 2 large, densely coated dogs, 2 indoor cats, and 3 children our wood floors were never dust and hair free. The O'Cedar duster not only saves time but is also so very easy to use. Our floors are actually clean at least twice a day now! I used to turn it on before leaving the house so I could come home to clean floors, but I don't advise that as it can get stuck and the wheels will keep turning and could potentially remove the finish from hardwood floors. I usually let it run for an hour or two then turn it off, change the pads, and plug it in to charge and use again later. I use swiffer dusting cloths rather than the round O'Cedar cloths that came with the duster, because I had many on hand already, and because they provide more of a buffer when the duster bumps against furniture or walls. I just cut 2 of them in half and stick them to the velcro. The bumping against things isn't a big deal... Read more, December 9, 2015
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation
    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths
    Refills available on Amazon
    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth
    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.


  • iRobot

    iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $399.99

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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    iRobot

    Yet another great product from iRobot

    5/5 Lee P (Delray Beach, FL USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack (Misc.) I have the Roomba 980 which is the best thing I have ever bought in my life - including jewelry & shoes! I have cats and a herniated disc in my back so this is a God send. My little Braava is also wonderful - I have tile floors with wide grout lines. U definitely have to do the grout manually - with my Floormate but the little Braava is a trooper - she cleans amazingly well with the wet mopping pads! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2016

    This machine works great. We have five dogs running in and out ...

    5/5 Ted McKercher - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack (Misc.) This machine works great. We have five dogs running in and out every day so we have to run the robot long and frequently. I only wish I would have gotten a bigger one. It would be nice if you could wash the mop pad because they get used up VERY quickly. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 28, 2016

    Meh

    2/5 Amazoner - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack (Misc.) Haphazardly goes around my hardwood floor. Leaves streaks, dry spots. I have a cockatoo & daily powder on the floor in an area. I just keep it for that. Streaks better than dust. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 28, 2016
    Convenient 10-count pack
    Triple-pass cleaning in an efficient, systematic pattern tackles dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    Compatible with the iRobot Braava jet Mopping Robot
    Water-activated cleaning agent leaves behind a fresh, clean scent
    For use on well-sealed floors such as hardwood, tile, and stone


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