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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

    iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $374.00

    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
    Automatically adjusts to all floor types - carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate & more
    iAdapt Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop,Black

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $299.00

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


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    iRobot

    Fantastic cleaning robot!

    I must say, I'm impressed with the mapping system on this little guy. I have a very large (20'X20') open living room/kitchen area giving plenty of obstacles to confuse it. There's a staircase (which it deftly avoids), an island, a kitchen table with chairs, a couch and a number of tables for it to go under, an area rug and a piece of curved beveled glass on the floor that serves as a stand for a fireplace (which it surprisingly does not ride up on). Also, the room is overall "U" shaped with several entryways. This is the only robotic cleaner that has been able to figure this room out in its entirety. Other things to note is the room has a large fan and high, sloped ceilings and it can still find it's way.My Roomba did terribly. It would get stuck in one section, the Neato XV was OK but would miss some parts. This thing does a great job of freshening up the floor and getting at just about everything due to it's small size!One thing I did not know is the Mint... 5/5 Ryan 603 - See all my reviews This review is from: Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200 (Kitchen) I must say, I'm impressed with the mapping system on this little guy. I have a very large (20'X20') open living room/kitchen area giving plenty of obstacles to confuse it. There's a staircase (which it deftly avoids), an island, a kitchen table with chairs, a couch and a number of tables for it to go under, an area rug and a piece of curved beveled glass on the floor that serves as a stand for a fireplace (which it surprisingly does not ride up on). Also, the room is overall "U" shaped with several entryways. This is the only robotic cleaner that has been able to figure this room out in its entirety. Other things to note is the room has a large fan and high, sloped ceilings and it can still find it's way.My Roomba did terribly. It would get stuck in one section, the Neato XV was OK but would miss some parts. This thing does a great job of freshening up the floor and getting at just about everything due to it's small size!One thing I did not know is the Mint... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 9, 2010

    It's not a vacuum, it's a wet/try duster. Roomba, Scooba, Mint, fight!

    Full disclosure, I have been a Roomba guy for a lot of years, and I've also had two Scoobas. I was very interested in why this one was so popular, and what was so great about it that Roomba maker iRobot, would buy the company! I found it on a daily special and instinctively bought one.When I bought this, I knew that it was a wet dry floor duster. I wasn't sure what to expect and I was really interested in the way that it uses a cube to "GPS" the indoors and allegedly cover everything in a more complete way than Roomba.To understand my thoughts about this device, it probably make sense to fill in the picture with my experiences and thoughts on the Roomba and Scooba. It may be a long review, be warned.I started many years ago with the Red Roomba and I found that it was good at vacuuming the house. I've always had hard floors, sometimes linoleum in some rooms, wood in others, with rugs around here and there. I've been happy with the Roomba. It... 4/5 _RST (USA) - See all my reviews, March 22, 2014

    Mint v Roomba: Which is hte Better Sucker

    The short version, for those reading many reviews quickly is this; the Mint has many advantages over the Roomba on a feature for feature basis. But at the end of the day, the Roomba is the better product and picked up a LOT more pet hair.Here's the longer version with the gory details:Both of these are great innovations. True, the Mint is far quieter, cheaper and cooler looking than the Roomba. It is also easier/cheaper to maintain. But the Roomba gets more dust off the floor, despite the fact that the Mint can get under places Roomba can not, and Roomba returns to its base for a re-charge on it's own, as needed. The Mint just dies in place.The guy on here who's review said that he sent his Roomba on a mission and then sent the Mint after it to discover dirt the Roomba missed, would have had the same result if he performed the experiment in reverse. I know b/c I did just that. these two devices clean differently, so any comparison is useless... 2/5 dusthater - See all my reviews This review is from: Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200 (Kitchen) The short version, for those reading many reviews quickly is this; the Mint has many advantages over the Roomba on a feature for feature basis. But at the end of the day, the Roomba is the better product and picked up a LOT more pet hair.Here's the longer version with the gory details:Both of these are great innovations. True, the Mint is far quieter, cheaper and cooler looking than the Roomba. It is also easier/cheaper to maintain. But the Roomba gets more dust off the floor, despite the fact that the Mint can get under places Roomba can not, and Roomba returns to its base for a re-charge on it's own, as needed. The Mint just dies in place.The guy on here who's review said that he sent his Roomba on a mission and then sent the Mint after it to discover dirt the Roomba missed, would have had the same result if he performed the experiment in reverse. I know b/c I did just that. these two devices clean differently, so any comparison is useless... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 7, 2010
    List Price: $199.99
    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
    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot - Robotic Mop

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.00

    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
    Automatically selects the correct cleaning mode based on Braava jet pad type, choose from wet mopping, damp sweeping and dry sweeping
    Mops and sweeps hard floors including hardwood, tile, and stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and other small spaces
    Precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head tackle dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda


  • RolliBot

    ROLLIBOT GENIUS BL800 - Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. Vacuum's, Sweeps, and Wet Mops Hard Surfaces and Carpet.

    BISS (RolliBot)
    List Price: $249.99

    APP REMOTE CONTROL - Connect the Rollibot Via Wi-Fi to schedule cleaning, start, stop, steer, switch cleaning modes, and check battery life.
    HEPA AIR FILTER- The floor cleaning robot removes allergy causing pet hair, dust particles, pollen, and dander to create a cleaner breathing environment.
    WASHABLE DUSTBIN & BRUSH - for easy cleanup. Simply dump, brush, rinse, and repeat to maintain your automatic vacuum cleaner.
    INTELLIGENT CLEANING - Using 16 sensors and 4 intelligent cleaning modes, the robot floor cleaner locates all types of messes and avoids objects.
    SWEEP, WET MOP, VACUUM - The Cleaning Robot conquers all surfaces; Wood, Tile, and Carpet.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (733 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    iRobot

    The Roomba 500 series almost perfected.

    I've got three Roomba 500s (a pair of 560s and a 570), and I love 'em. Rock solid reliable, easy to work on, and do a great job keeping my floors clean. These Roombas aren't toys, they actually clean the floors. In fact I've gone behind them with my Dyson just out of morbid curiosity and all I got was an empty bin. Sure, a Roomba can't pick up as much dirt as a regular vacuum in one pass, but that's why they're programmed to cover the same area of carpet multiple times. And in some ways the Roomba is better than my Dyson. Why?Areas of my house that get vacuumed every week without effort:* Under my bed.* Under my dresser.* In the back corners of my closet where a regular vacuum can't go.* Underneath my reclining theater seats.* Under my basement work bench and utility sink.* ...and on and on...The 600s series is even better, as they include the Aero Vac dust bin, and the upgraded cleaning head module from the 700... 5/5 Ryan Barnhart (Cincinnati, OH USA) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2012

    Excellent dry cleaner robot

    Pros:+ Dust cleaning capability: excellent! Unbelievable how much dust and particles are removed out of carpets, rugs, and hardwood floor. The robot can easily move from one sort of floor to another and adopts. Also excellent cleaning capability in corners and around room borders. iRobot cleans very effectively underneath objects which are otherwise hard to access like underneath bed and shelves where it fits underneath. It is astonishing how much dirt can be found in the dust collection chamber after each cleaning process!+ Good mapping system: iRobot 630 remembers layout of rooms even if they are located on several floors. Simply change the location of the robot where it should start cleaning and it will recognize the room it is in after it mapped has mapped it in the first run. It also adopts to new changes quickly when objects got moved around.+ Very good dirt sensor: a special dirt sensor is activated when an area with a lot of dust is spotted and... 5/5 Martin (NJ, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot (Misc.) Pros:+ Dust cleaning capability: excellent! Unbelievable how much dust and particles are removed out of carpets, rugs, and hardwood floor. The robot can easily move from one sort of floor to another and adopts. Also excellent cleaning capability in corners and around room borders. iRobot cleans very effectively underneath objects which are otherwise hard to access like underneath bed and shelves where it fits underneath. It is astonishing how much dirt can be found in the dust collection chamber after each cleaning process!+ Good mapping system: iRobot 630 remembers layout of rooms even if they are located on several floors. Simply change the location of the robot where it should start cleaning and it will recognize the room it is in after it mapped has mapped it in the first run. It also adopts to new changes quickly when objects got moved around.+ Very good dirt sensor: a special dirt sensor is activated when an area with a lot of dust is spotted and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 3, 2013

    Love this Roomba!

    I have had this Roomba for 2 years now, so I feel that I can give a good review of it. While there are many Roomba models, I think this one is a good balance between cost and performance. My in-laws have a 780 so I can compare mine to theirs. The 630, unlike the 650 (and many of the other models) does not allow you to set automatic cleaning when you're not there. I prefer this, because I like to do a pass of my floor to pick up cat toys, pens, socks, etc. so Roomba doesn't eat them. Then I can run it while I do other housework.While it came with a virtual wall, I have never used it. I barricade Roomba in the living room by using doors or putting stools in its way into the kitchen (then I move Roomba to the kitchen and keep it out of the living room). It's not necessary to do this, but I like to do one area of my home at a time. The living area is probably 600 square feet, 800 including the bedroom. Because the path Roomba takes is haphazard, I like to let it run in each... 5/5 Amy - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot (Misc.) I have had this Roomba for 2 years now, so I feel that I can give a good review of it. While there are many Roomba models, I think this one is a good balance between cost and performance. My in-laws have a 780 so I can compare mine to theirs. The 630, unlike the 650 (and many of the other models) does not allow you to set automatic cleaning when you're not there. I prefer this, because I like to do a pass of my floor to pick up cat toys, pens, socks, etc. so Roomba doesn't eat them. Then I can run it while I do other housework.While it came with a virtual wall, I have never used it. I barricade Roomba in the living room by using doors or putting stools in its way into the kitchen (then I move Roomba to the kitchen and keep it out of the living room). It's not necessary to do this, but I like to do one area of my home at a time. The living area is probably 600 square feet, 800 including the bedroom. Because the path Roomba takes is haphazard, I like to let it run in each... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 14, 2015
    List Price: $349.99
    Just press CLEAN to get started
    iAdapt Navigation uses a full suite of sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing home
    3-Stage Cleaning System agitates, brushes and suctions floors
    Automatically adjusts to all floor types - carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate & more
    Automatically docks and recharges


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (64 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    iRobot

    which I absolutely love, however

    3/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack (Misc.) These pads work well with the Braava Jet 240, which I absolutely love, however, they have a slight chemical smell imbedded in them. The smell is nice and makes the room smell clean, but I like the fact that the Bravva Jet only cleans with plain water. The chemical in these pads defeats that purpose. They are also a but expensive at $8 for 10. I change the pads a few times during a cleaning cycle which makes these prohibitive for me. I prefer the washable pads at $20 for 2. They do a nice job and seem to be more economical. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2016

    Great Pads Smell Great

    5/5 deanna josephitis (Garden Prairie) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava jet Wet Mopping Pads - 10 pack (Misc.) I love my iRobot and I love Amazon Prime. I can order my replacement pads with free shipping. These pads are used with my iRobot Braava Jet, they smell great and clean perfectly.I wish everyone with a floor could at least try the iRobot! They are wonderful and this model is not super expensive. I would love to buy the newest vacuuming. I am disabled and this saves me so much embarrassment my floors are always clean now. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 21, 2016

    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
    List Price: $19.99
    Price: $7.99
    You Save: $12.00 (60%)
    Compatible with the iRobot Braava jet Mopping Robot
    Water-activated cleaning agent leaves behind a fresh, clean scent
    Triple-pass cleaning in an efficient, systematic pattern tackles dirt and stains such as dried coffee and soda
    For use on well-sealed floors such as hardwood, tile, and stone
    Convenient 10-count pack


  • Iuhan

    Iuhan® Fashion 12V 120W Suction Mini Vehicle Car Handheld Vacuum Dirt Cleaner Wet & Dry (Black)

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Iuhan)
    List Price: $21.69

    Perfect for home, office, school, travel and all vehicles. Keep your car clean and tidy all the time
    Material:plastic and metal. Cable length:500cm. Size:36.5*13.5*11cm
    Handheld. Compact, Lightweight Design, Convenient for using and carrying
    Can suck cigarette ash, cookie crumbs, eraser crumbs, hair, rice, etc
    Package Include:1X Vacuum Cleaner and Original packaging


  • Balakie

    Cleaning Robot, Balakie Intelligent Smart Robotic Vacuum Floor Cleaner for Tile Floor/Hardwood Floor/Marble Floor ,Perfect for Cleaning Pet Hair, Dirt, Dust

    Home (Balakie)
    List Price: $199.99

    ★【Vacuum the smart way】At just 4 inches tall the RolliBot can get to all the hard to reach places
    ★【Saves time & hassle】7 day cleaning schedule, sit back, relax & let RolliBot do all the work for you
    ★ONE OF A KIND UNBREAKABLE GUARANTEE - Don't Like it? We Will Give you Your Money Back...We are so confident in the quality of our deshedding tool that we will refund or replace it for any reason.
    ★【Easy cleaning】No need to worry about sweeping, vacuuming, mopping or UV sterilizing
    ★【Automatic recharging】Battery lasts 90 minutes and self charges, simply set it and forget it


  • Bona

    Bona Pro Series Wt760051163 ,32-Ounce 32 oz,Restores shine Easy application Hardwood Floor Refresher

    Home (Bona)
    List Price: $49.00

    Size: 32 oz Bona Pro Series Hardwood Floor Refresher provides a clear, highly durable gloss to polyurethane-finished wood floors that are dull, worn, scratched, or show signs of wear.
    For best results, use with the Bona Pro Series Microfiber Applicator Pad. One 32-ounce bottle covers approximately 500-square feet.
    This non-toxic, waterborne formula restores beauty to wood floors, leaves no build-up, and is recoatable.
    Restores shine,Easy application,Urethane maintenance coating
    Origin: USA


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