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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)
    List Price: $299.99

    Knows where not to go- Braava's smart sensors avoid stairs, area rugs and raised transitions to carpet
    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
    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
    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
    Quiet operation and compact shape. Sweeps and mops hard surface floors. Sweep and Mop Mode.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Cleans all hard wood surfaces including vinyl, hardwood and laminate
    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
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (135 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    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
    Ideal for most hard floor surfaces, including tile, linoleum, stone, and sealed hardwood
    Two Cleaning Options let you choose from a full 40-minute cycle or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces.
    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.*
    Dual-Compartment Tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, so Scooba 450 will never put dirty water back down on your floors.


  • 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
    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
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you're not home
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more
    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air


  • 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
    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along room perimeter
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished


  • iRobot Corp.

    iRobot Braava 321

    Home (iRobot Corp.)

    Braava will clean your floors for you without disrupting your daily activity or sleep
    Uses a dry or damp cloth for a quick surface clean
    Coverage area of dry mops up to 1000 square feet, damp mops up to 350 square feet
    Fast Charging
    Keeps daily dirt in check


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba Floor Washing Robotic Hard Surface Cleaner

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (203 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    iRobot

    Fun product, has limitations.

    It does a nice job mopping flat sealed surfaces, as long as you "scooba-proof" the room first. I did find that you can't let it roam around rooms as large as those you can let the Roomba go in, as Scooba does need to go over the same spot a few times to really get it clean, and also as the cycle is only 45 minutes. I also found that it can be much more temperamental than I expected, stopping mid-clean because it got stuck in a transition area (like between tile and wood), stuck on a flat rug it didn't detect, didn't like the amount of cleaner you put in, or needs the dirty water and filter's checked. I've also found it doesn't always obey the virtual walls. Unlike the Roomba, there is no mechanism for it to clean corners, so those you have to manually mop. It sucks up most of the water, leaving the floor in a damp-dry state - I read people saying the floor is dry, but that has never been the case with mine. Because you're stuck with only using the Clorox cleaner (which is pretty... 4/5 Jase T. Wolfe - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Scooba Floor Washing Robotic Hard Surface Cleaner (Kitchen) It does a nice job mopping flat sealed surfaces, as long as you "scooba-proof" the room first. I did find that you can't let it roam around rooms as large as those you can let the Roomba go in, as Scooba does need to go over the same spot a few times to really get it clean, and also as the cycle is only 45 minutes. I also found that it can be much more temperamental than I expected, stopping mid-clean because it got stuck in a transition area (like between tile and wood), stuck on a flat rug it didn't detect, didn't like the amount of cleaner you put in, or needs the dirty water and filter's checked. I've also found it doesn't always obey the virtual walls. Unlike the Roomba, there is no mechanism for it to clean corners, so those you have to manually mop. It sucks up most of the water, leaving the floor in a damp-dry state - I read people saying the floor is dry, but that has never been the case with mine. Because you're stuck with only using the Clorox cleaner (which is pretty... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 10, 2006

    Best thing since sliced bread

    I've had my Scooba for about a month now and have been running it almost every day. I LOVE it. It gets my floors cleaner that I have ever been able to get them with a broom and mop. It was able to get up fine construction dust after our remodel that I could not clean up any other way. It cleans both my hardwood floors and my tile floors with grout. It scrubs the grout! No more scrubbing on my hands and knees! And it vaccuums up dust bunnies, pet hair, etc.--you don't have to sweep the floors before using it. In fact, I DON'T SWEEP MY FLOORS AT ALL ANYMORE! I don't have to--I just run my Scooba every day!You have to use the Clorox solution that comes with it to run it; IT WILL NOT RUN WITHOUT IT. But you can use half the recommended amount and it will work, and the solution smells great. Buy lots of extra bottles of the solution, as you will need it. The reason Scooba can get your floors so clean is because it squirts out the cleaning solution mixed with water that you... 5/5 Northern CA booklover (Palo Alto, CA USA) - See all my reviews I've had my Scooba for about a month now and have been running it almost every day. I LOVE it. It gets my floors cleaner that I have ever been able to get them with a broom and mop. It was able to get up fine construction dust after our remodel that I could not clean up any other way. It cleans both my hardwood floors and my tile floors with grout. It scrubs the grout! No more scrubbing on my hands and knees! And it vaccuums up dust bunnies, pet hair, etc.--you don't have to sweep the floors before using it. In fact, I DON'T SWEEP MY FLOORS AT ALL ANYMORE! I don't have to--I just run my Scooba every day!You have to use the Clorox solution that comes with it to run it; IT WILL NOT RUN WITHOUT IT. But you can use half the recommended amount and it will work, and the solution smells great. Buy lots of extra bottles of the solution, as you will need it. The reason Scooba can get your floors so clean is because it squirts out the cleaning solution mixed with water that you... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 3, 2006

    Wow, I'm in love!

    Please click "See all customer images" at the top of the page to see all of the detailed pictures I submitted of my Scooba.Opening the Scooba box, I could see that this robot was much more complex than the vacuuming robots (I own the Dirt Dog and Red Roomba).Scooba is the same width and height as its brothers, Dirt Dog and Roomba, but it weighs a tiny bit more.The Scooba is easy to open, the handle doubles as a latch to flip up the tanks and makes you feel like you're popping the hood of a car. The tanks separate from the Scooba so you can fill and empty them. One tank is labeled "clean", the other "dirty". You fill the "clean" tank with the Clorox solution and cold or warm water and when the Scooba is done cleaning, you will find all the gross dirty stuff that it mopped up in the "dirty" tank.Scooba warns you to only use the Clorox solution it came with as other solutions might corrode the moving parts of Scooba. At first, I thought I... 5/5 BikeChick (SD) - See all my reviews Please click "See all customer images" at the top of the page to see all of the detailed pictures I submitted of my Scooba.Opening the Scooba box, I could see that this robot was much more complex than the vacuuming robots (I own the Dirt Dog and Red Roomba).Scooba is the same width and height as its brothers, Dirt Dog and Roomba, but it weighs a tiny bit more.The Scooba is easy to open, the handle doubles as a latch to flip up the tanks and makes you feel like you're popping the hood of a car. The tanks separate from the Scooba so you can fill and empty them. One tank is labeled "clean", the other "dirty". You fill the "clean" tank with the Clorox solution and cold or warm water and when the Scooba is done cleaning, you will find all the gross dirty stuff that it mopped up in the "dirty" tank.Scooba warns you to only use the Clorox solution it came with as other solutions might corrode the moving parts of Scooba. At first, I thought I... Read more, January 9, 2007
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    Safe to use on most hard floors, including sealed hardwood, linoleum, tile, and marble
    Cleans under furniture, tables, and hard-to-reach places
    Floor-washing robot that preps, washes, scrubs, and dries in one pass
    Includes one 8-oz. bottle of cleaning solution; 1-year warranty
    Simple to operate--fill tank, press "Clean," and empty tank when finished


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $499.99

    4-Stage Cleaning Process
    Easy to Use- Let the robot do the work
    Extensive Coverage - Scooba 390 has a wide cleaning head ideal for kitchens and other large areas up to 450 sq ft
    Scooba 390 keeps cleaning solution in a separate tank so that only clean solution is placed on the floor
    All parts that need to be cleaned or maintained are now colored grey and orange


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    Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200

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    List Price: $349.99
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    Compact size gets under furniture and other hard to reach places
    Cleans up to 4 hours on a single charge - fast charging
    Includes Pro-Clean System
    Low maintenance - no bins to empty or filters to replace - and whisper quiet
    Square shape cleans all the way into corners


  • iRobot

    Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    No more looking for the charging cord after every use, the turbo charge cradle is a convenient, one-stop charging and storage space, charging Braava in as fast as two hours
    Braava 380t covers up to 1000 sq. ft. dry mopping in a single cleaning cycle or up to 2000 sq. ft. with multiple NorthStar Navigation Cubes, when damp mopping, Braava 380t cleans up to 350 sq. ft. while the cloth is still wet, the pause/resume feature retains a map of Braava's cleaning space so you can replace the cleaning cloth mid-cycle and it won't miss a spot
    Braava cleans all hard-surface floors including tile, vinyl, hardwood and laminate, in dry mop mode, the robot moves in straight lines using dry cleaning cloths to pick up dust, dirt and hair, in damp mop mode, Braava uses a special back-and-forth mopping action and damp cleaning cloths to lift up surface dirt and grime
    Due to its compact size, Braava can clean under sofas and tables and get into tight areas where other cleaners can't, wall-following technology allows the robot to clean dust and dirt right along the walls, baseboards and edges, the soft-touch bumper cushions impact between Braava and other objects, while smart sensors, including cliff-detection sensors, help it avoid stairs, area rugs, and raised transitions to carpets
    NorthStar Navigation System works like an indoor GPS that helps Braava keep track of where it has been and where it needs to go, the NorthStar Navigation Cube projects a signal that Braava uses to determine its location


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