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Sticking with iRobots newest Roomba 800 series you will get better cleaning performance and a much better designed Cleaning Head Module (Brush Deck). Although not a hockey puck, the Roomba most definitely is a random running robot with lots of handy internal programs like calculating room size and run times and anti-tangle side brush and brush deck. Brett - I totally get what you are saying, but it SEEMS like the Neato actually cleans better and faster than the Roomba. Well, I decided the Roomba for myself for the following reasons: open floor plan with multiple floor types like tile, carpet, throw rug with tassles. Anyway, what I've read indicates that the Roomba 530 will return to its base when it's 1) done or 2) when the battery is nearly dead. You cannot group all the different Roomba models into a single statement dealing with cleaning ability and reliability. Finally, the sheer number of Roomba models and variables can intimidate all but the most dedicated technophile. I'm trying to figure out the real advantage of the Roomba over the Neato. I have a 530 on order from ebay that SAYS it's fully functional - will know whenever I get it. Then, on a whim, I bought a nice original model and a battery today for around $40 that I'll clean up and give to another relative. In fact, the ONLY thing I don't like about the Neato is poor tassel cleaning and the ugly (and expensive) magnetic barrier. Since you can still find deals on functional machines with accessories, paying over $100 for a non functional unit can't be justified with the cost to refurbish. Besides, some folks are wanting pretty high prices for stuff that will cost a lot to get functional. Lots of mods can be done to improve and extend the operational life as well like sealed ball bearings, and a 4400 mAH LI-ion power pack. The modular design leads to easy removal for cleaning as well as replacement if needed. Rectangular room, doors at every opening, no obstacles, lots of pet hair. The Neato is simple, accurate, fast, and just about every review I've seen shows it to pick up more. I have run the Neato (for my kid's Christmas present - had to test full functionality, of course.

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UbiComp 2007: Ubiquitous Computing, 9th International Conference, UbiComp 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, September 16-19, 2007. Proceedings

Creator: John Krumm | Computers - 2007

In actuality, Roombas make a series of sounds to communicate the start and end of their cleaning cycles, as well as communicating success, failure and repairs required. None of these sounds are human (taking the form of beeps instead).



306 pages

The robotics primer

Creator: Maja J. Matarić | Technology & Engineering - 2007-09-30

Roomba users already refuse to have their Roombas replaced when they need repair , insisting on getting the same one back. What happens when the robot is much more interesting, intelligent, and engaging than the Roomba?

Publisher: Mit Pr

About this book
The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics ("Where do Robots Come From?"), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior ("Making Your Robot Behave"), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds--including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.Maja J Mataric [acute accent over c] is Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is also Codirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering.



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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Creator: Eric Margolis, Richard Samuels, Stephen P. Stich | Philosophy - 2012-01-10

... concentrating on building domain-specific systems and on sub-goals such as self-organization, self-repair, and reliability. ... tiny flickers of intelligence here and there in applications like Roombas [the iRobot vacuum cleaner], ...

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

About this book
The philosophy of cognitive science is concerned with fundamental philosophical and theoretical questions connected to the sciences of the mind. How does the brain give rise to conscious experience? Does speaking a language change how we think? Is a genuinely intelligent computer possible? What features of the mind are innate? Advances in cognitive science have given philosophers important tools for addressing these sorts of questions; and cognitive scientists have, in turn, found themselves drawing upon insights from philosophy-insights that have often taken their research in novel directions. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science brings together twenty-one newly commissioned chapters by leading researchers in this rich and fast-growing area of philosophy. It is an indispensible resource for anyone who seeks to understand the implications of cognitive science for philosophy, and the role of philosophy within cognitive science.


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