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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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How to Care for Solid Hardwood Floors Repair and Cleaning ...
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Braava® Mopping Robot | iRobot
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  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $374.00

    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 Scooba 16 oz. Hard Floor Cleaning Concentrate (3)

    Home (iRobot.)

    Rating (143 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    iRobot.

    Works great, smells great!

    5/5 Daniel Garcia (Spring, TX USA) - See all my reviews, January 27, 2016

    Leaves the (wood) floor streak free and smells nice! Another suggestion is

    5/5 Anil Sadhwani - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Scooba Hardfloor Cleaning Concentrate (Misc.) I am using this in the braava and it works well. Because the opening of the braava's water reservoir is tiny, I found it easier to take the cap off rather than flip the top open. I mix about 5-7ml of this with water for the braava. Leaves the (wood) floor streak free and smells nice! Another suggestion is: put the cloth ON before putting the liquid+water in the reservoir. I found that way when you shake the reservoir up, you wont spill anything :) Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 6, 2016

    Works Great w/iRobot 380T Mop

    4/5 Careful Buyer (Albuquerque, NM) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Scooba Hardfloor Cleaning Concentrate (Misc.) Like it's disinfectant and general floor cleaning effectiveness when used with iRobot 380T. Better than plain water. Stupid - ratios for mixing with water are not on the bottle (1-1/2 tsp per quart of water). Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 29, 2016
    List Price: $56.07
    The iRobot Scooba Hard Floor Cleaning Concentrate is specially designed formula to clean floors and deliver a subtle, pleasant scent
    Compatible with all Scooba models, 16 oz. bottle
    Contains DI Water Bulk/Benzisothiazolinoe/Anioni c Surfactant/Non-Ionic Surfactant/Fragrance


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop,Black

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $299.00

    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
    Choose from two modes - dry sweeping or damp mopping
    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
    Braava 380t charges in just two hours with the Turbo Charge Cradle.
    Northstar Navigation works like an indoor GPS to clean until the job is done
    Keep Daily Dirt In Check. Dry Mop Mode and Damp Mop Mode
    Use with disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up daily dirt, dust and hair
    Braava will clean your floors for you without disrupting your daily activity or sleep.
    Reusable microfiber cleaning cloths included - one dry sweeping cloth and one damp mopping cloth
    Turbo Charge Cradle recharges Braava in just two hours


  • Greenwald Brands

    Greenwald's Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner for Hardwood, Laminate, Pergo, Tile, Wood and Bamboo Flooring - For Mop Buckets and Floor Cleaner Machines - 100 Count

    Health and Beauty (Greenwald Brands)
    List Price: $79.94

    ★ FOR MOP BUCKETS AND FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES - Use One Packet Per Mop Bucket Or Small Scrubber Tank, Use Two Packets For Large Scrubber Tanks.
    ★ USED BY THE PRO's - Our Floor Cleaner Is Used By Cleaning Professionals Throughout The Country That Depend On Quality Results For Outstanding Customer Satisfaction.
    ★ EXCELLENT CLEANER FOR - Hardwood, Vinyl, Tile, Laminate, Pergo and Bamboo Flooring. It's Simply One Of The Best Cleaners For Your Floors. Doesn't Leave Stickiness.
    ★ MADE IN THE USA - We're Proud To Support Local Jobs In Bringing You A Superior Professional Cleaner That Cleans The Deepest Dirt, Grime & Grease.
    ★ SAVES MONEY - Because We Use An Ingenious Concentrate Pack Your Not Paying For Water, Additional Manufacturing and Shipping Expenses. Therefore We Pass These Savings Onto You. Compare Us To The Competition.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (265 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    iRobot

    From a former Scooba owner - it's like a robotic Swiffer Wetjet.

    12/17/2016 Update: After months of regular use, the Braava is still doing a fine job and I am still quite happy with it.My history with iRobot products goes back to the very first Roomba model in 2002. I have had many of them over the years, and even had the very first iRobot mopping robot, the Scooba. The Scooba was pricy and too big to reach areas in the bathroom. The newest iRobot Braava seems to solve these problems. It takes a very different approach than the Scooba did.Braava is tiny (kind of the size of a Mac mini) which means it has a much better chance of fitting in tiny areas between a toilet and sink. In my apartment, it easily fits on one side, but the other is still too close to the wall. It's also very short, so it fits under the lower kitchen cabinets and stove, which the Scooba never could.My old Scooba had to be filled with a mixture of water and cleaning solution, and had a rubber roller and squeegee to clean. The Braava is more... 5/5 Allen C. Huffman (Des Moines, IA USA) - See all my reviews, March 23, 2016

    Great Product for the price!

    I was a bit uncertain that this little guy would work on the room shape of my kitchen and dining room. I was pleased to find out that not only does it do funny shaped rooms, but does them well. Let's break it down:PROS:- Excellent price point. If this is your first iRobot purchase, I highly recommend giving it a try. My Roomba 650 has been going hard now for a couple years with proper maintenance. You are either an iRobot fan, or you aren't. If you are looking to break into the robotic cleaner market, this is it.- Works as advertised. Single pass for dry, double for damp and triple for the mopping.- SUPER quiet in the dry mode, a little more noisy in the Damp mode (due to vibrating cleaning head), and a little more noisy in the Wet Mop mode (still relatively quiet).- Battery life is superb. will run 6+ hours on dry clean, 3-4 on damp and 2+ on mop mode- Comes with 2 Dry pads(White), 2 Damp pads(Orange) and 2 Wet Mop (Blue) pads. The... 4/5 Adam - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop (Kitchen) I was a bit uncertain that this little guy would work on the room shape of my kitchen and dining room. I was pleased to find out that not only does it do funny shaped rooms, but does them well. Let's break it down:PROS:- Excellent price point. If this is your first iRobot purchase, I highly recommend giving it a try. My Roomba 650 has been going hard now for a couple years with proper maintenance. You are either an iRobot fan, or you aren't. If you are looking to break into the robotic cleaner market, this is it.- Works as advertised. Single pass for dry, double for damp and triple for the mopping.- SUPER quiet in the dry mode, a little more noisy in the Damp mode (due to vibrating cleaning head), and a little more noisy in the Wet Mop mode (still relatively quiet).- Battery life is superb. will run 6+ hours on dry clean, 3-4 on damp and 2+ on mop mode- Comes with 2 Dry pads(White), 2 Damp pads(Orange) and 2 Wet Mop (Blue) pads. The... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2016

    I just love this item

    5/5 tbearizme - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop (Kitchen) I bought at a discount and will give an honest review! I just love this item.This comes with washable wet and dry mopping pads. This product is very durable and sturdy, and I recommend then to family and friends! I love the look that my floors look after I clean my floors with the iRobo Braava jet 240 Mopping Robottt! Not only that, but then I toss the wet mopping pads in wash, right after! I bought additional ones because I liked them so much and when they get over worked I'll have a ready set to use immediately. I will recommend these to family and friends! This item has worked wonders for me cause I have that nasty painful disease Fibromyalgia and this helps me greatly now so I"m not so much pain as if i would the with old fashion way of mopping it myself!. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 19, 2016
    List Price: $199.00
    Automatically selects the correct cleaning mode based on Braava jet pad type, choose from wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping
    Won't harm or spray walls or furniture, and avoids stairs and riding up on rugs
    Gets into hard-to-reach places, including under and around toilets, into corners, and below cabinets
    Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head tackle dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    Mops and sweeps hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $19.99
    Price: $7.99
    You Save: $12.00 (60%)

    For use on well-sealed floors such as hardwood, tile, and stone
    Convenient 10-count pack
    Compatible with the iRobot Braava jet Mopping Robot
    Triple-pass cleaning in an efficient, systematic pattern tackles dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    Water-activated cleaning agent leaves behind a fresh, clean scent


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 4210 Discovery Vacuuming Robot, White

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (667 reviews):
    (2.9/5)
    iRobot

    This is Awesome

    5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 4210 Discovery Vacuuming Robot, White (Kitchen) This works so very well. It seemed like it needed a little time to train itself. It was not going back to its docking station. But it started doing it and goes back every time now. It does hate rugs and cords, so be sure to get these up before setting it off. We have 3 cats and it picks up cat hair and cat litter really well. I have small transitions between each room, but it slides right up and down them with no problem. It has gotten stuck a couple of times, but for the most part it doesn't. We have laminate and tile and it glides along both. It seems to concentrate on different rooms on different days, but will do most of my house, which is very small on one charge. I believe it runs about 1 and 1/2 hours. I can't say enough about how happy I am with th Roomba. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 1, 2013

    Defective, dirty product.

    1/5 John Lyon - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 4210 Discovery Vacuuming Robot, White (Kitchen) Another disappointment. Came with dead battery which wouldn't recharge. I ordered new Tenergy battery from Amazon and the iRobot worked for 10 minutes and stopped. I give up. I realize the iRobot was used, but it was useless and I don't feel like the hassle of returning it. By the way, it was filthy when I received it, not a good representation of an Amazon Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 30, 2014

    I love my little robot vacuum! Get one if you have pets.

    I bought this 10 months ago. The only thing I have replaced on it is the filter. The manufacturer recommends to replace the filter every 2-3 months but I think that is so we will buy them more frequently and I only just replaced mine about a month ago.The only time it has ever had a "problem" is when it sucks up a cat toy that gets caught in the brushes preventing them from spinning freely. When this happens it runs for a minute or two and then stops and makes a cute little sad noise so I know to go rescue it.I have hardwood floors on the main level and carpet upstairs. I have 3 cats that shed fur so I have to vacuum frequently. It is great at picking up cat hair, kitty litter that gets tracked onto the carpet and it even picks up bigger things like when they spill dry cat food all over the floor, it will suck that up too. The dirt detect feature works really well and I think it cleans equally well on the wood and the carpet.The only time I have to... 5/5 Britney (Atlanta, GA USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 4210 Discovery Vacuuming Robot, White (Kitchen) I bought this 10 months ago. The only thing I have replaced on it is the filter. The manufacturer recommends to replace the filter every 2-3 months but I think that is so we will buy them more frequently and I only just replaced mine about a month ago.The only time it has ever had a "problem" is when it sucks up a cat toy that gets caught in the brushes preventing them from spinning freely. When this happens it runs for a minute or two and then stops and makes a cute little sad noise so I know to go rescue it.I have hardwood floors on the main level and carpet upstairs. I have 3 cats that shed fur so I have to vacuum frequently. It is great at picking up cat hair, kitty litter that gets tracked onto the carpet and it even picks up bigger things like when they spill dry cat food all over the floor, it will suck that up too. The dirt detect feature works really well and I think it cleans equally well on the wood and the carpet.The only time I have to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 5, 2010
    Auto adjusts to any floor surface; 2-hour continuous cleaning; easy-to-empty debris bin
    Robotic floorvac with dirt detection and convenient infra-red cliff sensors
    Edge-cleaning sidebrush; stasis sensor; virtual wall for confining to designated area
    Rechargeable APS battery, 3-hour charger, 2 virtual walls, 2 air filters, and remote control included
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year warranty


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 3100 Pro Elite Robotic Floor Vacuum

    Home (iRobot)

    Automatically vacuums floors without supervision
    Includes remote control, 2 virtual walls to keep Roomba contained; 1 rechargeable battery
    Wall mount also included; measures 13 by 3-1/4 inches
    Transitions between low-to-medium-pile carpet, hardwoods, tile, and linoleum
    3-stage system cleans wall edges, under furniture, and concentrated spots


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet Washable Wet Mopping Pads, 2-count

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $19.99

    Triple-pass cleaning in an efficient, systematic pattern tackles dirt and stains
    For use on well-sealed floors such as hardwood, tile, and stone
    Convenient 2-count pack
    Compatible with the iRobot Braava jet Mopping Robot
    Washable and reusable, uses water only and contains no detergents


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