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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

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $599.99

    Tank is easy to fill and drain
    Dual-compartment tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, keeping dirty water off your floors
    Choose from a 40-minute cycle, or a 20-minute cycle for smaller spaces
    3-cycle cleaning process pre-soaks, scrubs and squeegee finishes to remove up to 99.3% of common household bacteria
    Avoids stairs and other drop-offs, kindly refer the video and the user manual given below for troubleshooting steps.


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (984 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    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
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty or filters to change
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along room perimeter
    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    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
    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
    All parts that need to be cleaned or maintained are now colored grey and orange


  • iRobot

    iRobot 330 Scooba Floor-Washing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (314 reviews):
    (2.8/5)
    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 (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
    Floor-washing robot cleans sealed hardwood, tile, linoleum, and more
    Can handle up to 250 square feet on a single battery charge
    Uses water, water and vinegar, or Clorox Scooba cleaning solution
    Measures 14-3/4 by 14-3/4 by 3-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
    Preps, washes, scrubs, and dries; cliff sensor; 1 virtual wall included


  • Greenwald Brands

    Greenwald's Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner for Hardwood, Laminate, Pergo, Tile, Wood and Bamboo Flooring - For Mop Buckets and Floor Cleaner Machines - 20 Count

    Health and Beauty (Greenwald Brands)
    List Price: $39.97

    ★ SAVES MONEY - Because We Use An Ingenious Concentrate Pack Your Not Paying For Water, Additional Manufacturing and Shipping Expenses. Therefore We Pass These Savings Onto You. Compare Us To The Competition.
    ★ USED BY THE PRO's - Our Floor Cleaner Is Used By Cleaning Professionals Throughout The Country That Depend On Quality Results For Outstanding Customer Satisfaction.
    ★ EXCELLENT CLEANER FOR - Hardwood, Vinyl, Tile, Laminate, Pergo and Bamboo Flooring. It's Simply One Of The Best Cleaners For Your Floors. Doesn't Leave Stickiness.
    ★ MADE IN THE USA - We're Proud To Support Local Jobs In Bringing You A Superior Professional Cleaner That Cleans The Deepest Dirt, Grime & Grease.
    ★ FOR MOP BUCKETS AND FLOOR CLEANING MACHINES - Use One Packet Per Mop Bucket Or Small Scrubber Tank, Use Two Packets For Large Scrubber Tanks.


  • Esse Enterprises LLC

    Smartpool NC74 Scrubber 60 Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner for IG Pools

    Lawn & Patio (Esse Enterprises LLC)
    List Price: $999.00
    Price: $769.99
    You Save: $229.01 (23%)

    Cleans and scrubs the floors, walls and waterline of pools up to 20' X 40' X 8' deep
    Features intelligent navigation so it doesn't have to bump a wall to know when to change direction
    Zero radius turning helps for cleaning out corners and maneuvering steps
    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


  • Trademark Global

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

    Home Improvement (Trademark Global)
    List Price: $49.99
    Price: $21.99
    You Save: $28.00 (56%)

    Contains Roomba in one room until the room is completely vacuumed
    then directs Roomba to clean the next room
    The Virtual Wall Lighthouse uses an invisible infrared signal to help iRobot Roomba achieve the most efficient and thorough room-to-room cleaning.
    For use with Roomba 500 Series models 535 and up.
    Also blocks off-limit areas in your home


  • Aqua Products, Inc.

    Aquabot ABREEZ2 X-Large Breeze with Scrubbers Robotic Pool Cleaner for Above-Ground and In-Ground Pools

    Lawn & Patio (Aqua Products, Inc.)

    Features two top access, easy view, large debris baskets that allow for easy emptying and cleaning
    Cleans backward and forward and can climb incline or wall cove with radius
    Robotic pool cleaner designed for all pool shapes and surfaces up to 50-feet; for aboveground or in ground pools
    Features agitating brushes that loosen dirt and debris for a deeper clean
    Includes 50-foot kink free, EZ swivel cable


  • KCA@Shop

    Vacuum Automatic Cleaner O-duster Robotic Floor Mop Broom Cleaning Home Kitchen

    Kitchen (KCA@Shop)

    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth
    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation
    Plastic
    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths


  • Aquavista

    Aqua Products ABJR Aquabot Junior In-Ground Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Aquavista)

    Rating (111 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    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
    Price: $519.98
    You Save: $296.16 (36%)
    Complete floor and wall cleaning at the touch of a button; estimated cleaning time 2-3 hours
    Self contained flitration, reusable 34-quart capacity; removes everything from large leaves to fine particales; filtration rate of 4,500 gallons per hour
    Includes 51-foot ETL listed and UL certified, buoyant thermoplastic rubber cord
    Aquabot junior saves as much as 50% of your total maintenance bills, including energy, chemicals, water and even the environment
    Cleans without hoses, booster pumps or the pool's filter system pools up to 40-feet of any surface or configuration