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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 (959 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    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
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    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
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along room perimeter
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty or filters to change


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (141 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    iRobot

    I call it Turbo!

    I've had 2 Scoobas before this one, starting with the 5900 series, upgrading to the 300 series and now this one. This is a dramatic departure from what I'm used to in some good ways and some bad. I like it-- but with some caveats. I'm also a devoted Roomba user, currently having a 650. I started way back with the Roomba Red that I bought on Amazon way back on Feb 23, 2007. I've been a long term customer of the robot vacuums.Unpacking the unit, the first thing I noticed was that this design was drastically different than what I've been using for the last several years. It looks like they stopped making a separate body style for the Scoobas, and consolidated on a single design. This one is very much designed just like the Roomba, replacing the dirt bin with the water tank. This also means that cleaning of the Scooba itself is easier, and the brush scrubber area where the scrubbing takes place removes much easier for rinsing than the previous models. This model also has... 4/5 RST_ (USA) - See all my reviews, April 22, 2014

    OMG! Yes, it cleans floors. It's a noisy little beast, but so cool

    So I've had a Mint floor cleaning robot for a long time, which is essentially a very smart Swiffer. I'd been wanting to try one of the newer Roomba style robots and was thrilled to get the opportunity to review this new Scooba 450. I'll go through some things you should consider when buying a floor cleaning robot, and how the Scooba stacks up.1) Is it loud?Yes it is. I mean, not rock concert loud, not even vacuum cleaner loud, but it makes a bit of a ruckus.2) What types of floors does it clean?It mops and vacuums, so pretty much any hard floor. I tried it on a vinyl kitchen floor, a tile bathroom floor, and several hardwood floors. It did a great job on each.3) Does it get stuck a lot?No, and on the rare occasions it did, it signaled to me with a sound, and when I pushed the information button it told me "I'm stuck" in a cute voice.4) How's the battery life?It charges fairly quickly (but do a long charge... 5/5 Bookenator - See all my reviews, April 26, 2014

    Excellent if your room floors are perfectly flat and either 150 or 300 sq/ft

    Edit: I had to remove a star because the Scooba will sometimes end it's cycle under the bed. It's a large bed so it is sometimes very difficult to reach it. I certainly don't start it under the bed so I'm not sure why it ends there. It's a fairly serious design flaw if you have a very large area underneath something that is difficult to move. Fortunately it isn't impossible for me to reach it...just difficult.My experience with floor cleaning robots started with the Mint 4200. I wanted a sweeping robot to get under the beds and futon in the apartment. I really like the Mint and it does exactly what I want it to do--sweep dust.So I was really excited to try the Scooba 450 because i thought it would take my robotic floor cleaning to a new level and in a way, it has. First I want to say this is a very well made robot and it does a fine job in a small room on floors that are perfectly flat and even. In my kitchen, which has new tile, the cleaning is... 3/5 MJ23447 (USA) - See all my reviews, April 26, 2014
    List Price: $599.99
    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
    Ideal for most hard floor surfaces, including tile, linoleum, stone, and sealed hardwood
    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.*
    Dual-Compartment Tank keeps clean and dirty water separated, so Scooba 450 will never put dirty water back down on your floors.


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba 390 Floor Scrubbing Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $499.99

    Scooba 390 keeps cleaning solution in a separate tank so that only clean solution is placed on the floor
    4-Stage Cleaning Process
    Easy to Use- Let the robot do the work
    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


  • iRobot

    iRobot Scooba Floor Washing Robotic Hard Surface Cleaner

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $399.99
    Price: $105.00
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    Safe to use on most hard floors, including sealed hardwood, linoleum, tile, and marble
    Simple to operate--fill tank, press "Clean," and empty tank when finished
    Floor-washing robot that preps, washes, scrubs, and dries in one pass
    Includes one 8-oz. bottle of cleaning solution; 1-year warranty
    Cleans under furniture, tables, and hard-to-reach places


  • Aquavista

    Aqua Products ABJR Aquabot Junior In-Ground Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Aquavista)

    Rating (66 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    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: $470.48
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    Cleans without hoses, booster pumps or the pool's filter system pools up to 40-feet of any surface or configuration
    Aquabot junior saves as much as 50% of your total maintenance bills, including energy, chemicals, water and even the environment
    Includes 51-foot ETL listed and UL certified, buoyant thermoplastic rubber cord
    Self contained flitration, reusable 34-quart capacity; removes everything from large leaves to fine particales; filtration rate of 4,500 gallons per hour
    Complete floor and wall cleaning at the touch of a button; estimated cleaning time 2-3 hours


  • Esse Sales Inc

    Smart Pool 9i Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Esse Sales Inc)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Esse Sales Inc

    Better than Aquabot Turbo T2

    The SmartPool 9i is better than the Aquabot Turbo T2 and the Eco Jet. I have owned them all.This is why I think this:The 9i climbs the wall every time it hits it. The Turbo T2 only once in a while the Eco jet NEVER.Filter bag is larger and though the Aquabot says they have the largest (which they might)the design of the unit doesn't allow you to fill the bag. The motor is in the way.The 9i filter bag is easier to clean, remove, and reinstall. THIS IS A HUGE DIFFERENCEThe 9i comes out of the box ready to use. the Aquabot wants you to figure out how much foam flotation to add so it will climb walls. (never right in different depths.The Aquabot wants you to place it in the pool upside down and get all the air bubbles out. The 9i you just toss it in and it goes.The 9i price is cheaper for comparable product of the Turbo T2.The only negative thing I can say is that the cord is not on a... 5/5 David - See all my reviews This review is from: Smart Pool 9i Robotic Pool Cleaner (Lawn & Patio) The SmartPool 9i is better than the Aquabot Turbo T2 and the Eco Jet. I have owned them all.This is why I think this:The 9i climbs the wall every time it hits it. The Turbo T2 only once in a while the Eco jet NEVER.Filter bag is larger and though the Aquabot says they have the largest (which they might)the design of the unit doesn't allow you to fill the bag. The motor is in the way.The 9i filter bag is easier to clean, remove, and reinstall. THIS IS A HUGE DIFFERENCEThe 9i comes out of the box ready to use. the Aquabot wants you to figure out how much foam flotation to add so it will climb walls. (never right in different depths.The Aquabot wants you to place it in the pool upside down and get all the air bubbles out. The 9i you just toss it in and it goes.The 9i price is cheaper for comparable product of the Turbo T2.The only negative thing I can say is that the cord is not on a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 7, 2013
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    Wider cleaning path for 50-percent faster cleaning the dual direct-drive motors gives greater traction, more powerful suction and pinpoint navigation
    Runs on safe 12 volts, ETL, CSA and CE approved, easily serviced by the user


  • Trademark Global

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

    Home Improvement (Trademark Global)
    List Price: $49.99

    then directs Roomba to clean the next room
    Also blocks off-limit areas in your home
    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.
    Contains Roomba in one room until the room is completely vacuumed


  • 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
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    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
    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


  • Esse Enterprises LLC

    Smartpool NC72RC Direct Command Plus Remote Control Robotic Pool Cleaner for IG Pools

    Lawn & Patio (Esse Enterprises LLC)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Esse Enterprises LLC

    Great Robot with all the bells/whistles

    0 4/5 Tucker Snedeker (Lisle, IL USA) - See all my reviews, June 28, 2015
    List Price: $1,199.00
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    Includes a 60ft. power cord, transformer power box and extra large filter bag
    Cleans and scrubs floors, walls and waterlines of pools up to 20' X 40' X 8' deep
    Features a remote control and "Fast-Track" technology that will clean the pool in just 1 hour
    Features dual direct-drive motors for greater traction and zero-radius turning
    Fully automatic with 3 cleaning modes: 1 Hour Fast Track, 3-Hour Cycle, or Remote Control


  • Aqua Products

    Verro 500 Irobot Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Aqua Products)

    Filtration Particulate Size 2 micron
    Cord Length 60 ft.
    Filtration / Circulation Rate 4200 gal. per hour