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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

    iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $299.99

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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (237 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
    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.
    Dual-compartment tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, keeping dirty water off your floors
    Choose from a 40-minute cycle, or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces
    3-cycle cleaning process pre-soaks, scrubs and squeegee finishes to remove up to 99.3% of common household bacteria
    Tank is easy to fill and drain, Avoids stairs and other drop-offs.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $374.99

    Conveniently schedule up to 7x per week, or just press CLEAN on the robot
    3-Stage Cleaning System agitates, brushes and suctions floors
    Automatically docks and recharges
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Mops and sweeps hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces
    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
    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


  • O-Cedar

    O-Cedar O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner

    Home (O-Cedar)
    List Price: $39.99

    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.
    Refills available on Amazon
    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation
    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (416 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    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

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


  • Greenwald Brands

    Greenwald's Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner for Hardwood, Laminate, Pergo, Tile, Wood and Bamboo Flooring - For Mop Buckets and Floor Cleaner Machines - 20 Count

    Health and Beauty (Greenwald Brands)
    List Price: $39.97

    ★ 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.
    ★ 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.
    ★ 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.


  • iRobot

    iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $399.99
    Price: $299.00
    You Save: $100.99 (25%)

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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    iRobot

    Five Stars

    5/5 EVA LISCO (Cleveland, TX, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack (Misc.) great Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 22, 2016
    Triple-pass cleaning in an efficient, systematic pattern tackles dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    Convenient 10-count pack
    For use on well-sealed floors such as hardwood, tile, and stone
    Compatible with the iRobot Braava jet Mopping Robot
    Water-activated cleaning agent leaves behind a fresh, clean scent


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 375t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    iRobot

    Great for maintaining clean floors.

    I picked this up yesterday from Costco on sale with 50 off the price and it seems to be the same as the 380t model.Mine came with three dry cloths, three wet cloths, 2 batteries for the North Star locator, the pro wet reservoir tank and dry one, and a spare wick for the wet pro tank. This also has the fast charger, it charged three times in just under two hours. It doesn't mention it but the one I have did come with the bigger 2000mAh battery for longer run times just like the 380t. In fact I think the only difference between the 375t and 380t might be the color of the unit. It even has the fast mode when you hold down wet or dry buttons for longer than 3 seconds and regular mode with just pushing the dry or wet button. It came with the doc, but I also noticed it has a plug port on the bottom so I think it will charge just by plugging it in. I also found a mini USB port on the bottom under a rubber port. I might need to explore this and see what it can be for?I have... 5/5 Gadget Review Videos (Somewhere in U.S.) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 375t Floor Mopping Robot (Kitchen) I picked this up yesterday from Costco on sale with 50 off the price and it seems to be the same as the 380t model.Mine came with three dry cloths, three wet cloths, 2 batteries for the North Star locator, the pro wet reservoir tank and dry one, and a spare wick for the wet pro tank. This also has the fast charger, it charged three times in just under two hours. It doesn't mention it but the one I have did come with the bigger 2000mAh battery for longer run times just like the 380t. In fact I think the only difference between the 375t and 380t might be the color of the unit. It even has the fast mode when you hold down wet or dry buttons for longer than 3 seconds and regular mode with just pushing the dry or wet button. It came with the doc, but I also noticed it has a plug port on the bottom so I think it will charge just by plugging it in. I also found a mini USB port on the bottom under a rubber port. I might need to explore this and see what it can be for?I have... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 7, 2016

    I love it

    5/5 M. Bryant (Riverton, UT) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 375t Floor Mopping Robot (Kitchen) This little device is amazing, as long as you're not expecting it to scrub hard. It keeps the grime off, but if a spot would require a little muscle from you then don't expect this little mopper to get it up. It does great on the little dirty spots, and the muddy paw prints my dog left me, but doesn't do dried-on food or thicker spills. It's very quiet, and I love that it cleans my floors while I'm at work -- they feel great under bare feet. The kids love to watch it too. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 21, 2016

    Love this1 Bought from Costco and use it a couple ...

    5/5 ideagirl13 (washington dc) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 375t Floor Mopping Robot (Kitchen) Love this1 Bought from Costco and use it a couple of times a week in between cleaner visits. Think this is the best use (cleaning in between deep cleanings). I have a cat who sheds a lot and this is a godsend... Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 1, 2016
    Turbo Charge Cradle recharges Braava in just two hours
    Reusable microfiber cleaning cloths included - three dry sweeping cloths and three damp mopping cloths
    Use with disposable or microfiber cleaning cloths to pick up daily dirt, dust and hair
    Northstar® Navigation works like an indoor GPS to clean until the job is done
    Choose from two modes - dry sweeping or damp mopping


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