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410 pages

Recent progress in robotics: viable robotic service to human, an edition of the selected papers from the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics

Creator: Sukhan Lee | Technology & Engineering - 2008-01-14

Robots for Professional Cleaning A representative of the more recent developments in the area of service robots for professional cleaning is the robotic floor scrubber ST82 R Variotech of Hefter Cleantech, Germany.

Publisher: Springer Verlag

About this book
This volume is an edition of the papers selected from the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2007, held in Jeju, Korea, August 22-25, 2007, with the theme: "Viable Robotics Service to Human." It is intended to deliver readers the most recent technical progress in robotics, in particular, toward the advancement of robotic service to human.



670 pages

Mobile robots VII, 18-20 November 1992, Boston, Massachusetts

Creator: William J. Wolfe, Wendell H. Chun, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers | Technology & Engineering - 1993

3.4 Robotic floor scrubber (RoboscrubTM) Jointly with a Colorado-based floor cleaning equipment manufacturing company, Denning built and presently is marketing robotic floor scrubbing equipment. The initial targeted market for this ...

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical



597 pages

Field and Service Robotics, Results of the 6th International Conference

Creator: Christian Laugier | Technology & Engineering - 2008-04-01

It used a floor plan and permanently installed markers for navigation. Helpmate was preferably used for ... service robots for professional cleaning is the robotic floor scrubber ST82 R Variotech of Hefter Cleantech, Germany.

Publisher: Springer Verlag

About this book
FSR, the 'International Conference on Field and Service Robotics', is a robotics Symposium which has established over the past ten years the latest research and practical results towards the use of field and service robotics in the community with particular focus on proven technology. The first meeting was held in Canberra, Australia, in 1997. Since then the meeting has been held every two years in the pattern Asia, America, Europe. This books presents the results of the sixth edition of "Field and Service Robotics" FSR03, held in Chamonix, France, on 9th - 12th July 2003. The conference provided a forum for researchers, professionals and robot manufacturers to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge and experience. Field robots are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that operate in complex, and dynamic environments: on the ground (of Earth or planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air or in space. Service robots are those that work closely with humans to help them with their lives. This book offers a collection of a broad range of topics including: Underwater Robots and Systems, Autonomous Navigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, Climbing Robotics, Sensor Fusion.


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  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (830 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
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along room perimeter
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty or filters to change
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $499.99

    Extensive Coverage - Scooba 390 has a wide cleaning head ideal for kitchens and other large areas up to 450 sq ft
    Easy to Use- Let the robot do the work
    4-Stage Cleaning Process
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $599.99

    Two Cleaning Options let you choose from a full 40-minute cycle or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces.
    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
    Dual-Compartment Tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, so Scooba 450 will never put dirty water back down on your floors.
    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


  • O-Cedar

    Dual Action Microfiber Flip Mop

    Home (O-Cedar)
    List Price: $19.99
    Price: $14.33
    You Save: $5.66 (28%)

    Mop Head rotates 360 degrees
    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.
    Is compatible with theDual Action Flip Mop Refill item #132590
    Is eco-friendly and machine washable up to 100 times
    Double sided Microfiber & Chenille for wet and dry cleaning


  • Esse Sales Inc

    Smartpool NC74 Scrubber 60 Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner for IG Pools

    Lawn & Patio (Esse Sales Inc)
    List Price: $999.00
    Price: $956.84
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    Lightweight design and Quick-Drain system makes removal from the pool is easy for anyone
    Includes a 60ft. power cord and transformer power box and is ETL, CSA and CE approved
    Cleans and scrubs the floors, walls and waterline of pools up to 20' X 40' X 8' deep
    Zero radius turning helps for cleaning out corners and maneuvering steps
    Features intelligent navigation so it doesn't have to bump a wall to know when to change direction


  • Smartpool

    Smartpool WWNC71 Nitro Wall Climber Scrubber 60 Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Smartpool)

    Rating (42 reviews):
    (1.8/5)
    Smartpool

    A Good Pool Cleaner That Costs Less to Run and Maintain

    Updated note after 20 months of using the robot:The robot had to be shipped to close-by city for repairing three times, and it cost about $20 for each shipment.The last repair required three items to be replaced: motor; cord from low impedance; and track from loosen part. Only the first item is covered by the two-year warranty. To replace the other two items would cost about $300, and I choose not to repair them.It is so difficult to find a reliable pool robot in the market. Most of them last for only about two years. I reduced its rating to three stars because of those repairs.Updated note after three months of using the robot: It could not move after three months. However, the customer service was helpful to help diagnose the problem and asked me to ship it to Dallas for repair. It cost me $18 to ship from Houston, and the robot was returned in one week under working condition. Thanks to its two-years warranty instead of 90-days. If there is... 3/5 Vincent Lin (Houston, TX USA) - See all my reviews, October 7, 2010

    Good product when it works, but terrible warranty support

    0 1/5 D. Free - See all my reviews, June 20, 2011

    DO NOT BUY THIS POS!!!

    0 1/5 Jerome M. Landreneau (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews, September 25, 2011
    List Price: $999.99
    10 pounds, making it easier to remove from your pool, gel-Pro brushes will quickly clean vinyl, fiberglass and concrete pools
    Runs on safe 12 volts, ETL, CSA and CE approved, easily serviced by the user
    Uses very little power, costs just pennies to operate, and increases water conservation by reducing the need to backwash your pool
    Swimming pool cleaner has an intelligent navigation that does not require walls to change direction
    Quick drain system lets water drain out of unit quickly upon removal from pool


  • iRobot

    iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (307 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    iRobot

    Not bad on my linoleum & hardwood floors.

    It meets the 80/20 rule. It does 80% of the work that you would do if you did a thorough, good clean yourself. However, I usually don't do a thorough good clean myself on mopping floors since I left the navy.obviously, make sure that your floor is swept before starting Scooba. (I use my Roomba since I am doubly lazy..) Scooba won't get into the corners, but neither do I when I mop. The point is.. I don't like mopping. Neither does my wife. The hardwood floors never get mopped. I have a dog & 2 cats. Thus, the kitchen floor always looks like &*$(#! most of the time. Now it doesn't. It looks great. I'd suggest it for people that hate mopping & just want someone (or thing) to do it..The first time I had scooba clean, it ran, but no water came out, and ittold me to check the tank, so i fiddled with it (pulled it apart & put it together again) and it worked. perhaps I didn't put the little rubber tube in right or didn't snap things together right the... 4/5 Kevin Gabbert (Salem, OR) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2006

    Very pleased with robot and customer service

    I was impressed with the ease in which the Scooba operates. Every part is clearly marked on the machine and the directions are uncomplicated. The first time I used my Scooba, it started out working fine. But then the "Check Tank" light came on without any apparent reason. I opened and closed the tank, making sure it was securely locked and it started right up again. I left the room and, when I returned after the cycle was completed, the floor was VERY wet. When I emptied the dirty tank, there was barely any water in it! It was obvious that the vaccum system that squeeges the floor and sucks the dirty water back into the machine wasn't working properly. I called Customer Service and they were very helpful and immediately sent out a replacement part at no charge to me.Actually, it turned out that the machine was working fine. When I opened and closed the tank, the vaccum portal had some water around the opening and didn't seal properly when the machine started up... 5/5 Grace K. Sheehan "thesilverpennydotcom" (Cape Elizabeth, ME United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot (Kitchen) I was impressed with the ease in which the Scooba operates. Every part is clearly marked on the machine and the directions are uncomplicated. The first time I used my Scooba, it started out working fine. But then the "Check Tank" light came on without any apparent reason. I opened and closed the tank, making sure it was securely locked and it started right up again. I left the room and, when I returned after the cycle was completed, the floor was VERY wet. When I emptied the dirty tank, there was barely any water in it! It was obvious that the vaccum system that squeeges the floor and sucks the dirty water back into the machine wasn't working properly. I called Customer Service and they were very helpful and immediately sent out a replacement part at no charge to me.Actually, it turned out that the machine was working fine. When I opened and closed the tank, the vaccum portal had some water around the opening and didn't seal properly when the machine started up... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2006

    Absolutely Worth the Money

    I have two children (1 and 10 year old boys) and three large dogs (great dane, mastiff, and shar pei), needless to say keeping floors clean is a struggle. I also happen to have an obsession with clean floors.Every floor in my home is hardwood. I run it twice a day (once per level) and now all of my belongings are no longer covered in dog hair and I can walk around in bare feet without feeling yucky. If it only went up and down steps it would be perfect!Another bonus side effect is that, when you run it every day, it keeps all that dust and dirt from just floating around your house and clinging to other stuff so I have to clean less often in general.I suppose if I got out a bucket, sponge and set of knee pads I could do a better job but really who needs that in thier life? I do suggest moving or stacking things like dining room chairs as the scooba'll get all tangled up in the legs and shut off.The only annoying thing was, when I... 5/5 Marlee (Cleveland Heights, OH United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot (Kitchen) I have two children (1 and 10 year old boys) and three large dogs (great dane, mastiff, and shar pei), needless to say keeping floors clean is a struggle. I also happen to have an obsession with clean floors.Every floor in my home is hardwood. I run it twice a day (once per level) and now all of my belongings are no longer covered in dog hair and I can walk around in bare feet without feeling yucky. If it only went up and down steps it would be perfect!Another bonus side effect is that, when you run it every day, it keeps all that dust and dirt from just floating around your house and clinging to other stuff so I have to clean less often in general.I suppose if I got out a bucket, sponge and set of knee pads I could do a better job but really who needs that in thier life? I do suggest moving or stacking things like dining room chairs as the scooba'll get all tangled up in the legs and shut off.The only annoying thing was, when I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 8, 2006
    List Price: $399.99
    Price: $124.99
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    Preps, washes, scrubs, and dries; cliff sensor; 1 virtual wall included
    Can handle up to 250 square feet on a single battery charge
    Measures 14-3/4 by 14-3/4 by 3-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
    Floor-washing robot cleans sealed hardwood, tile, linoleum, and more
    Uses water, water and vinegar, or Clorox Scooba cleaning solution


  • Pentair

    Pentair LL505G Kreepy Krauly Legend Pressure Pool Cleaner, Grey/White

    Lawn & Patio (Pentair)

    Rating (40 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Pentair

    Just Like an All Terrain Vehicle - Which Goes In Circles

    I had a Polaris cleaner for 11 years and it seemed at least once a year I would have to take it in for about $100 worth of repairs.Growing tired of this, I looked at alternatives. The Polaris 3900 @ $699 got ripped on Amazon and by my pool guy, so I went with Kreepy.Pros: It maneuvers extremely well in my in-ground pool, does not tip like my Polaris and its sweeper hose STAYS IN THE POOL and does not squirt water over my house, dog, guests, etc. The list is $499 but I got a $100 rebate. Amazon sells it about $50 cheaper.....but I wouldn't have gotten the pool shop guy's insight and recommendations.Also, a one year warranty, and my pool guy offered to do a "maintenance check" before the warranty expired to replace any worn parts under contract.Cons: The hose that comes with the unit is like 40 miles long. It had to be cut to fit my pool and the instructions are waaaay to complicated for me to do. Fortunately my pool shop offered to... 1/5 The Big Guy (Dallas, Texas) - See all my reviews This review is from: Pentair LL505G Kreepy Krauly Legend Pressure Pool Cleaner, Grey/White (Lawn & Patio) I had a Polaris cleaner for 11 years and it seemed at least once a year I would have to take it in for about $100 worth of repairs.Growing tired of this, I looked at alternatives. The Polaris 3900 @ $699 got ripped on Amazon and by my pool guy, so I went with Kreepy.Pros: It maneuvers extremely well in my in-ground pool, does not tip like my Polaris and its sweeper hose STAYS IN THE POOL and does not squirt water over my house, dog, guests, etc. The list is $499 but I got a $100 rebate. Amazon sells it about $50 cheaper.....but I wouldn't have gotten the pool shop guy's insight and recommendations.Also, a one year warranty, and my pool guy offered to do a "maintenance check" before the warranty expired to replace any worn parts under contract.Cons: The hose that comes with the unit is like 40 miles long. It had to be cut to fit my pool and the instructions are waaaay to complicated for me to do. Fortunately my pool shop offered to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 27, 2011

    One year in the pool - zero problems

    Got a great deal on this on Amazon - well over 100 less than Polaris similar model. Easy to install - I did have to trim a few feet off the hose, but if you can read and measure you can do this with relative ease . . just pay attention to where you are supposed to cut. It was running very slow one day - thats when I learned there is a filter in the coupling at the other end of the hose from the Kreepy - that got it going full speed once again. Easy to dump the bag - although you really need to flush the finer grit with a hose at least weekly - again - no big deal. I've never owned a pool before this house - in one year I've become an advanced beginner - its easy with the Kreepy - I would certainly buy this again . . in fact I'm here now because I was in search of a second bag and realized I never left a review. I'm going to go with 2 bags - take the dirty one off, put on the empty, go flush it with the hose and let it sit for a few days . . . this may extend the life of both or... 5/5 T. Nystrom (Texas) - See all my reviews, June 25, 2012

    Properly Adjusted this cleaner will work great - Poolman review

    Customer Video Review Length:: 8:34 MinsThis is the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend Pressure Side Pool Cleaner. It is a great pressure side cleaner and is well engineered for efficiency, great pool cleaning coverage and a long lifespan. Here I go over the cleaner's finer points and also walk you through some troubleshooting steps if you find the cleaner not moving in the pool when the booster pump is engaged. Some of the problems that posters here are experience may be due to improper installation of the cleaner but they may also be due to faulty parts like the back-up valves that get jammed. I would definitely register the product so you are under the one year warranty. Quality manufacturing is difficult now a days and Pentair is not immune from this - but defects are rare and not the norm.I think the overall design of the cleaner is important verses focusing on part defects. Take the now discontinued Hayward Viper & Phantom cleaners - they were just poorly designed (The Legend will... 5/5 Dave CR "Dave" (California) - See all my reviews, June 22, 2013
    List Price: $799.00
    Available with gray or white housings
    Four wheel design prevents tipping (common with 3 wheel cleaners) for uninterrupted and unattended performance
    Large intake throat and high-capacity bag handle large debris with ease
    Front-wheel drive and treaded tires for maximum traction on inclined surfaces for total pool coverage


  • Aquavista

    Aqua Products ABJR Aquabot Junior In-Ground Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Aquavista)

    Rating (37 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Aquavista

    junior is awesome

    I have cared for my pool the cheap way for 12 years (no service company). I have intermittently used a free creepy crawler or a polaris with fair results and lots of messing with/untalnging those cleaners. So I had decided this year I was going to treat myself.My dad had an aquabot for 5 or 6 years, so I was familiar with the product. I favored the junior model as it seemed less of everything: less cost, less features to break and less weight. (Junior is about half the weight of the regular aquabot).My pool is 18x32 with steps and AQJ cleans it 95% perfectly. I do have to hit the steps and a couple of tight corners, but overall my brush time is 10% of what it was, and I will never net or vacuum again. My filter time is down by about 1/3. I am hopeful that backwashing will be decreased as well. I run junior every three or four days as needed. I do wish I had bought a second bag at the time so I could just rotate them.The vendor was "in the... 5/5 cheappoolguy - See all my reviews This review is from: Aqua Products ABJR Aquabot Junior In-Ground Robotic Pool Cleaner (Lawn & Patio) I have cared for my pool the cheap way for 12 years (no service company). I have intermittently used a free creepy crawler or a polaris with fair results and lots of messing with/untalnging those cleaners. So I had decided this year I was going to treat myself.My dad had an aquabot for 5 or 6 years, so I was familiar with the product. I favored the junior model as it seemed less of everything: less cost, less features to break and less weight. (Junior is about half the weight of the regular aquabot).My pool is 18x32 with steps and AQJ cleans it 95% perfectly. I do have to hit the steps and a couple of tight corners, but overall my brush time is 10% of what it was, and I will never net or vacuum again. My filter time is down by about 1/3. I am hopeful that backwashing will be decreased as well. I run junior every three or four days as needed. I do wish I had bought a second bag at the time so I could just rotate them.The vendor was "in the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 4, 2012

    Pretty decent. Doesn't climb walls.

    I bought this as my first pool robot after years of cleaning the pool by hand -- a task I liked just about as much as ironing and painting. I never wanted to spend the money on one of these but I finally bit the bullet and did it.The first comment is WOW my pool is so clean! Maybe the claims that they really save you all this money because you can run your filter less are at least partly true.So, why only 3 stars? Well, the product is advertised as being able to climb walls (or was when I bought it). It gets about 1/3 of the way up the wall but that's it. I really wanted it to clean up to the water line. We use this at a second home where we sometimes are gone for some time and return to have to spend a long time cleaning the pool to get it ready and this just didn't do what I thought it would.I returned this item for the reasons above but having now tried a second Aquabot product... 3/5 Gregory P. Moore, MD (Richmond, VA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Aqua Products ABJR Aquabot Junior In-Ground Robotic Pool Cleaner (Lawn & Patio) I bought this as my first pool robot after years of cleaning the pool by hand -- a task I liked just about as much as ironing and painting. I never wanted to spend the money on one of these but I finally bit the bullet and did it.The first comment is WOW my pool is so clean! Maybe the claims that they really save you all this money because you can run your filter less are at least partly true.So, why only 3 stars? Well, the product is advertised as being able to climb walls (or was when I bought it). It gets about 1/3 of the way up the wall but that's it. I really wanted it to clean up to the water line. We use this at a second home where we sometimes are gone for some time and return to have to spend a long time cleaning the pool to get it ready and this just didn't do what I thought it would.I returned this item for the reasons above but having now tried a second Aquabot product... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 13, 2012

    Greatest pool cleaner invention yet!

    This Aquabot Junior pool cleaner is really a true pool cleaner - it cleans the bottom, the walls, and even the steps. It doesn't get hung up in corners or anywhere else in your pool. The filter bag will hold everything from bobby pins, leaves,bugs, algae, and sand - and other undesirable disgusting stuff.Just put it in the pool plug it in and forget it!The only negative comment is that cleaning the filter bag can be somewhat disgusting since the unit picks up just about everything. I turn mine inside out, shake out what I can, and then put the bag on a flat surface and the use a hose to spray away the remainder. This can take a while but remember what you are washing away is what other pool cleaners simply blow back into your pool.The Aquabot Jr. Wall Scrubber Robotic Pool Cleaner pool cleaner cleans so well I no longer have had to vacuum the pool. I'm somewhat handicapped and this thing is the next best thing since the battery powered scooter... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews This Aquabot Junior pool cleaner is really a true pool cleaner - it cleans the bottom, the walls, and even the steps. It doesn't get hung up in corners or anywhere else in your pool. The filter bag will hold everything from bobby pins, leaves,bugs, algae, and sand - and other undesirable disgusting stuff.Just put it in the pool plug it in and forget it!The only negative comment is that cleaning the filter bag can be somewhat disgusting since the unit picks up just about everything. I turn mine inside out, shake out what I can, and then put the bag on a flat surface and the use a hose to spray away the remainder. This can take a while but remember what you are washing away is what other pool cleaners simply blow back into your pool.The Aquabot Jr. Wall Scrubber Robotic Pool Cleaner pool cleaner cleans so well I no longer have had to vacuum the pool. I'm somewhat handicapped and this thing is the next best thing since the battery powered scooter... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 9, 2010
    List Price: $816.14
    Complete floor and wall cleaning at the touch of a button; estimated cleaning time 2-3 hours
    Cleans without hoses, booster pumps or the pool's filter system pools up to 40-feet of any surface or configuration
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  • Trademark Global

    iRobot 72-560LH Roomba 500-Series Lighthouse Virtual Wall

    Home Improvement (Trademark Global)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Trademark Global

    Warning: does not work with Model #536

    0 5/5 Dan - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I ordered two 500 Series Virtual Wall Lighthouses through Amazon, and found they do not work with the new model #536. The Amazon ad states (in the Product Description) that the lighthouses work with models 535 and up. According to IRobot product support, this was true at one time, but not with the new 536 (and possibly other new models). The 536 will only work with Virtual Walls.FYI, I could not rate the lighthouse, so my rating is for the 536. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 11, 2010

    Roomba Upgrades

    0 1/5 Big Mac - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot 72-560LH Roomba 500-Series Lighthouse Virtual Wall (Misc.) The litehouses do not work with any upgraded models. I have a 562 model(upgraded to a 563)and after ordering 1 set of litehouses then complaining they didn't work was sent a 2nd set. I called Irobot and found they are no longer compatable with the upgraded models. I was bummed because I needed the features of the litehouses. The virtual walls are the only option for these upgraded models??????? Progress? 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 28, 2010
    List Price: $49.99
    then directs Roomba to clean the next room
    Also blocks off-limit areas in your home
    For use with Roomba 500 Series models 535 and up.
    The Virtual Wall Lighthouse uses an invisible infrared signal to help iRobot Roomba achieve the most efficient and thorough room-to-room cleaning.
    Contains Roomba in one room until the room is completely vacuumed