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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

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


  • O-Cedar

    O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner

    Health and Beauty (O-Cedar)
    List Price: $39.99
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    Refills available on Amazon
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation
    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.
    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth
    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $399.99

    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach
    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    Roomba 650 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you are not home
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (862 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    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 Mckenney - See all my reviews, September 9, 2010

    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

    Beware False Hopes

    First: notice the 5-star rating that I have given this.I agree with all of the 5-star reviewers: this product is worth the price (have had it about 6 weeks now). I have used it on vinyl (Congoleum/linoleum) floors, tile floors and wooden floors. It works well on all of them. Time will tell more.However, rather than repeat what others have said, I will describe some aspects that might disappoint you when/if you buy it, but these do not outweigh the benefits.- This does NOT do a deep clean. That takes elbow grease and this, naturally, is not heavy enough to scrub that well (you wouldn't want it to be that heavy). You will have to do a deep clean first. The Mint will then maintain that clean floor. I use it about once a week.- The designers did a generally good job, except for the week when they all took vacation at once and let the janitor decide where to put the charging port. Believe or not, these idiots put the port in a spot on the... 5/5 Careful Reviewer - See all my reviews This review is from: Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200 (Kitchen) First: notice the 5-star rating that I have given this.I agree with all of the 5-star reviewers: this product is worth the price (have had it about 6 weeks now). I have used it on vinyl (Congoleum/linoleum) floors, tile floors and wooden floors. It works well on all of them. Time will tell more.However, rather than repeat what others have said, I will describe some aspects that might disappoint you when/if you buy it, but these do not outweigh the benefits.- This does NOT do a deep clean. That takes elbow grease and this, naturally, is not heavy enough to scrub that well (you wouldn't want it to be that heavy). You will have to do a deep clean first. The Mint will then maintain that clean floor. I use it about once a week.- The designers did a generally good job, except for the week when they all took vacation at once and let the janitor decide where to put the charging port. Believe or not, these idiots put the port in a spot on the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 21, 2010
    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
    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 room perimeter


  • 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
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    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


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  • O-Cedar

    Dual Action Microfiber Flip Mop

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    Mop Head rotates 360 degrees
    Double sided Microfiber & Chenille for wet and dry cleaning
    Is eco-friendly and machine washable up to 100 times
    Is compatible with theDual Action Flip Mop Refill item #132590
    Use & Care Instructions: Use dry: Attracts and holds dirt, dust and hair for a thorough clean. Use damp: Cleans effectively without chemicals. To use damp, mist the floor using a spray bottle or remove pad off of base, rinse and wring by hand, and re-attach. Pad is machine or hand washable up to 100 times. Lay flat to dry. For best results do not use bleach or fabric softener and make sure Velcro® is attached before washing. Refills available. Change refill every three to six months for best results.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (176 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    iRobot

    Noisy but useful

    Is it perfect? no. Is it useful? yes.Before I write review for the Scooba, I would like to write a little about my two other robots.My two other robots are Roomba 550 and Neato XV11 from Neato Robotic. I use Roomba to maintain my first floor and Neato to maintain my second floor. They both have strength and work very well for their intended purposes. My first floor is all hardwood and ceramic tiles, and the second floor is all carpet. Since my dog also lives in the first floor, the Roomba works very well for floor with pet hair. Neato is very powerful robotic vacuum (best), it works extremely well for my carpet. I scheduled the Roomba to run the entire floor 4 days a week so the first floor usually clean without much hairs and debris left; I know that the main function of the Scooba is not to clean the debris and dog hair and I don't want to burden it for. It won't work well with very hairy floor.I have around 1400 square foot first floor. I use... 3/5 Jianqiang Zhong "Z Man" (Columbus, OH) - See all my reviews, June 9, 2012

    Okay, but not great and not worth the price.

    A small disclaimer: I base my results entirely on large tile floor cleaning. I have no wood, laminate, polished concrete, or groutless flat tile floors, so your results may vary.First the good.1. It's easy to prepare and operate.2. Battery has good charge (good for one large room or one medium and one small room).3. It can use regular old water and vinegar and still clean effectively if you don't use their cleaning solution. That is if you don't mind the smell of vinegar of course.4. The first stage vacuum function is very nice. As long as you don't have large debris on the floor, you don't have to worry about vacuuming first.5. The floors are overall noticeably cleaner, though for best results on larger or medium sized rooms with complicated layouts you'll need to do two passes.6. Great for the lazy and/or busy among us.Now the bad.1. It leaves too much water behind. It doesn't... 2/5 Jerrad H - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot (Misc.) A small disclaimer: I base my results entirely on large tile floor cleaning. I have no wood, laminate, polished concrete, or groutless flat tile floors, so your results may vary.First the good.1. It's easy to prepare and operate.2. Battery has good charge (good for one large room or one medium and one small room).3. It can use regular old water and vinegar and still clean effectively if you don't use their cleaning solution. That is if you don't mind the smell of vinegar of course.4. The first stage vacuum function is very nice. As long as you don't have large debris on the floor, you don't have to worry about vacuuming first.5. The floors are overall noticeably cleaner, though for best results on larger or medium sized rooms with complicated layouts you'll need to do two passes.6. Great for the lazy and/or busy among us.Now the bad.1. It leaves too much water behind. It doesn't... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 11, 2012

    Can't Live without it!

    A few months ago I called Irobot and told them how utterly sad I was about scooba's overall short lifespan given the great potential the robot offered. A manager got on the phone and offered me another replacement of one of my older models, but weary of the process, I declined. Days later, the manager called me back and asked me to reconsider. I agreed to have them send me a replacement of my old model, no strings attached, no replacement parts returned, no shipping charges, simply a good will measure on thier part. Surprise, surprise, when the package arrived, it was the newest model, not a refurbished old model. Irobot was sincerely doing me a good turn and I was truly impressed. I was ready to start again with a fresh attitude.Now, months later, I continued to be impressed by this newest scooba model which runs smoothly, has no bugs, has a solid battery life and is free of any and all irritations the previous models have had. It runs like a champ, cleans the the 1,000... 5/5 jdec (MD) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot (Misc.) A few months ago I called Irobot and told them how utterly sad I was about scooba's overall short lifespan given the great potential the robot offered. A manager got on the phone and offered me another replacement of one of my older models, but weary of the process, I declined. Days later, the manager called me back and asked me to reconsider. I agreed to have them send me a replacement of my old model, no strings attached, no replacement parts returned, no shipping charges, simply a good will measure on thier part. Surprise, surprise, when the package arrived, it was the newest model, not a refurbished old model. Irobot was sincerely doing me a good turn and I was truly impressed. I was ready to start again with a fresh attitude.Now, months later, I continued to be impressed by this newest scooba model which runs smoothly, has no bugs, has a solid battery life and is free of any and all irritations the previous models have had. It runs like a champ, cleans the the 1,000... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2012
    List Price: $499.99
    4-Stage Cleaning Process
    Extensive Coverage - Scooba 390 has a wide cleaning head ideal for kitchens and other large areas up to 450 sq ft
    All parts that need to be cleaned or maintained are now colored grey and orange
    Scooba 390 keeps cleaning solution in a separate tank so that only clean solution is placed on the floor
    Easy to Use- Let the robot do the work


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $599.99

    Dual-Compartment Tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, so Scooba 450 will never put dirty water back down on your floors.
    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.*
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (870 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

    Unbias Side-By-Side COMPARISON on .. NEATO XV-21 ... AND ... iRobot 770

    I was SKEPTICAL about expensive vacuum robots. I have all tile floors. I bought the latest Neato, & the iRobot 770 (non-lighthouses), and liked the Neato a tad more at first (navigation). However, the Roomba 770 has more solid 4.4 stars for reasons of mainly dependability (Neato versions vary around 4.0).(UPDATE after 1 Week: my NEATO DIED.. 'LEFT WHEEL STUCK' LCD message that was common back then.. found out that the cheaply designed Wheel Motor gets tangled and busted on it's own internal parts)(I looked it up and saw FACEBOOK pages for both companies.. this re-iterated what happened to me & showed how Roomba had more happy operators, was a safer buy, and had less malfunctions... the Neato FACEBOOK page was flooded with constant issues at the time of this review & months afterwards upon re-checking.... you are recommended to take a look at what it is currently on those Facebook pages for each company to scan through complaints/ positive comments.The 770 is... 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
    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you?re not home
    It uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations
    The included infrared remote allows you to control Roomba without getting up
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more


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