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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 ...
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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.
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 ...
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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.
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.
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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.