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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.



576 pages

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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    Worth it just for the brush cleaner

    This set isn't cheap, but it's worth it. I've got a Roomba 565, which I usually love, but the amount of cleaning the device itself requires is sometimes frustrating. 'Course, if I didn't have 4 cats, it might be less... ;) This set helps releve that frustration somewhat. This set comes with 3 filters that are basically identical to what came with the Roomba itself, plus one of the little spinning brushes that helps pull stuff out from corners and the wall (interestingly, with only 3 brushes to it instead of the 5 or 6 the original had), plus a beater bar and brush set. But the real gem here is the little red plastic brush cleaner. I don't know if this ships with the newer Roombas or not, but it should - this little thing is great. What you do with it is run the large brush through it and it strips all the fur, string, threads, etc. that get caught in the brush out and allows them to be thrown away all in one clump. No more picking all that stuff out of the brush by hand! Faster,... 5/5 Jay Brandt - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 500 Series Replenishment Kit For Red and Green Cleaning Heads (Kitchen) This set isn't cheap, but it's worth it. I've got a Roomba 565, which I usually love, but the amount of cleaning the device itself requires is sometimes frustrating. 'Course, if I didn't have 4 cats, it might be less... ;) This set helps releve that frustration somewhat. This set comes with 3 filters that are basically identical to what came with the Roomba itself, plus one of the little spinning brushes that helps pull stuff out from corners and the wall (interestingly, with only 3 brushes to it instead of the 5 or 6 the original had), plus a beater bar and brush set. But the real gem here is the little red plastic brush cleaner. I don't know if this ships with the newer Roombas or not, but it should - this little thing is great. What you do with it is run the large brush through it and it strips all the fur, string, threads, etc. that get caught in the brush out and allows them to be thrown away all in one clump. No more picking all that stuff out of the brush by hand! Faster,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 14, 2009

    filters do not fit a 560

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    Better Quality than Original Brush

    0 4/5 S. Rider "not religious" (Corona, CA United States) - See all my reviews, July 27, 2009
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    Replacement-brush and filters kit for Roomba 500 Series cleaners with red and green cleaning heads
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    Works great on my son's Brio trains

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    0 5/5 B. Green (Sterling, VA United States) - See all my reviews, June 17, 2010

    A Hard to Find Tool

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  • Silverhill Tools

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    Triangle Head (4pc Set) by Silverhill Tools

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    Superb laptop! 100/100

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