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614 pages

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms

Creator: Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel | Technology & Engineering - 2002-01-05

Though these robots may be simple, they have their merits in applying some of the concepts discussed in Part I and in introducing some new ideas. For example, the Floor Sweeper covers room navigation, suggesting approaches that refer to ...

Publisher: Syngress

About this book
Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the geometry, electronics, engineering, and programming required to build your own robots. Mario and Giulio Ferrari are world-renowned experts in the field of Lego Mindstorms robotics, and in this book they share their unrivaled knowledge and expertise of robotics as well as provide a series of chapters detailing how to design and build the most exotic robots. Mario and Giulio also give detailed explanations of how to integrate Lego Mindstorms kits with other Lego programmable bricks such asScout and Cybermaster, as well as with non-robotic Lego Technics models.



587 pages

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

Creator: Daniele Benedettelli | Technology & Engineering - 2008-04-25

CHAPTER 7 Mine Sweeper The protagonist of this chapter is a compact wheeled robot equipped with a frontal ... The robot you are going to build could have been given many other different names: garbage collector, floor sweeper, ...

Publisher: Springer

About this book
Build and program MINDSTORM NXT robots withDaniele Benedettelli, one of the world's most respected NXT robot builders. He shows you how to build and program them from scratch, starting with the simplest robots and progressing in difficulty to a total of seven award–winning robots! You can download all the code, along with low–resolution videos that show how your robot works when it's finished. You don't need to be a programmer to develop these cool robots because all the code is provided, but advanced developers will enjoy seeing the secrets of Benedettelli's code and techniques revealed. What you'll learn How to create award–winning robots from scratch to final programming. How to build each robot and which materials to use. Why certain features have specific designs. How to program your robot–all code is available for free download. Inspiration and tips and tricks on robotics, a particularly valuable resource for teachers and students. Who this book is for Anyone interested in building robots or seeing how it is done. Programmers interested in learning how robots are programmed.



325 pages

Sensor based intelligent robots, international workshop, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, September 28-October 2, 1998 : selected papers

Creator: Henrik I. Christensen, Horst Bunke, Hartmut Noltemeier | Computers - 1999

Examples of mass produced mobile systems include the Help- Mate Robotics platform for delivery of food and x-ray plates at hospitals, and the RoboKent floor sweeper produced by the Kent Corporation. Both have only been produced in ...

Publisher: Springer Verlag

About this book
This book constitutes the thorougly refereed post-proceedings of an international workshop on sensor based Intelligent Robot held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in September/October 1998. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed for inclusion in the book. Among the topics addressed are robot navigation, motion planning, autonomous mobile robots, wheelchair robots, interactive robots, car navigation systems, visual tracking, sensor based navigation, distributed algorithms, computer vision, intelligent agents, robot control, and computational geometry.


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  • O-Cedar

    O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner

    Health and Beauty (O-Cedar)

    Rating (167 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    O-Cedar

    This is the most amazing thing ever…

    A couple of years ago I bought my sister the first generation of the Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner for about $250.00. Several weeks ago I ran across the O’Cedar O’Duster at Wal-Mart for about $40.00 and made an impulse purchase. I was so impressed that I got my mom the O’Duster for Christmas. My review will not only comment on my experience with the O’Cedar product but also compare the O’Duster to the Mint.Both of these products are hard floor sweepers (note I said “sweeper”. There is no sucking action on either of them.). They use a disposable cloth product to sweep wood, tile, vinyl, etc. They will not work on carpets/rugs; nor, are they designed to wet-clean the floor. These do not take the place of mopping.First, a description of the O’Cedar O’Duster…There is a round plastic center housing that is about eight inches in diameter and a little over two inches tall. It is surrounded... 5/5 M. Nance - See all my reviews, December 30, 2013

    Helps to keep up with the dust on hardwood flooring

    0 4/5 Russ - Largo, Fl - See all my reviews This review is from: O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner (Health and Beauty) Carpets can help to contain dust. My new hardwood floors do not. I am constantly coughing at night from dust in my bedroom because the hard flooring allows dust and hair to float around. This inexpense unit really helps.Be certain to give your room (floor) a thorough dusting and cleaning along with all of the furniture. Now, you are ready to use this unit. Let it do it's thing every other day and you will really notice a reduction in dust and hair.Easy to use. rechargeable. I would recommend you try it.Note: Ideally, floor should be clear of cords, books and junk. Have it start in the middle of the room if possible. Close your door or it will leave and work on the tile outside your bedroom!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2013

    Great concept, motor not up to task

    I saw this on TV while I was swiffering the floor and decided on the spot to get it, even though it was still too new at the time to have reliable online reviews (it wasn't even on Amazon yet). At $40, it was worth the gamble and I drove to town to get it. It took some doing: according to the O-Cedar website at the time, only two retailers carried it. I tried two Targets unsuccessfully, and finally hunted one down at Walmart.Initially, for the price -- I loved it. Our hardwood floors are low traffic and the dog sheds little, so once I figured out the few spots the robot would get trapped and fenced them off, the little guy worked like a charm. I was thrilled. Until...the motor burned out after five days. Still willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, I assumed I'd happened to get a bum unit and I went to Walmart to exchange it. To my chagrin, I was told that buyers were bringing them back in droves with the same issue and the chain would no longer carry them, period... 1/5 Ochre - See all my reviews This review is from: O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner (Health and Beauty) I saw this on TV while I was swiffering the floor and decided on the spot to get it, even though it was still too new at the time to have reliable online reviews (it wasn't even on Amazon yet). At $40, it was worth the gamble and I drove to town to get it. It took some doing: according to the O-Cedar website at the time, only two retailers carried it. I tried two Targets unsuccessfully, and finally hunted one down at Walmart.Initially, for the price -- I loved it. Our hardwood floors are low traffic and the dog sheds little, so once I figured out the few spots the robot would get trapped and fenced them off, the little guy worked like a charm. I was thrilled. Until...the motor burned out after five days. Still willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, I assumed I'd happened to get a bum unit and I went to Walmart to exchange it. To my chagrin, I was told that buyers were bringing them back in droves with the same issue and the chain would no longer carry them, period... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 9, 2013
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    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation
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    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.
    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty
    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
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $199.99

    Cleans all hard wood surfaces including vinyl, hardwood and laminate
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along a room perimeter
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty of filters to change
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths


  • RoboMop

    RoboMop SoftBase Robotic Floor Sweeper

    Home (RoboMop)

    Rating (18 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    RoboMop

    Robomop SoftBase

    0 1/5 P. Mayhugh (Quality, KY United States) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2012

    Fair for the price, picks up some dust, pushes the rest to corners

    0 4/5 Chris A. Mahar (Peoria, AZ) - See all my reviews, July 30, 2013

    DON'T WASTE TIME EFFORT OR MONEY ON THIS!!!

    0 1/5 nicci - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: RoboMop SoftBase Robotic Floor Sweeper (Kitchen) Horrible. First off, It came in a "I can't believe it's not butter" box?!?! Ok...? 2nd, I have tile floors and this thing didn't even move on my floor......AT ALL!! The ball just went crazy inside the CHEAP plastic cage. Terrible!! The only thing good about this was that I got my money back! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 17, 2014
    Gentle to furniture- soft frame makes impact as gentle as possible
    The soft base design allows for even better access to corners
    Uses non woven electrostatic pads that reduces swirling dust
    RoboMop dustmops your floors so you don't have to


  • iTouchless

    iTouchless Robotic Intelligent Vacuum Cleaner PRO

    Home (iTouchless)

    Rating (109 reviews):
    (2.7/5)
    iTouchless

    Works good so far

    0 4/5 Emily F. Rushing (Statesboro, Georgia United States) - See all my reviews, May 23, 2010

    I had hope, but it died after just a few months...

    0 2/5 Jeanie (Troy, MT, United States) - See all my reviews, September 29, 2009

    It doesnt work on carpet.

    0 1/5 S. Zhang (California, USA) - See all my reviews, March 30, 2009
    List Price: $259.99
    Remote control for manual operation
    New PRO model with "Flat" Design
    Fully automatic and smart cleaner for all floor surfaces
    Goes under beds and furniture
    Safety features build-in for unattended operation


  • MarkeeTM

    Commercial Grade Microfiber Floor / Dust or Wet Mop with Washable Pads. Great for Laminate, Tile or Hardwood. Beats Any Robot Cleaner Tools for Sure. The Pads Can Be Used As a Sweeper Broom. You Can Use Your Own Cleaner or Soap for Mopping - • . This Is Exclusive to Amazon , Great for Hardwood Floors.....you Can Not ! Buy This At Any Box Store or Popular Retail Location!!! • Truly Commercial Grade. This Is a Mop That Has Only Been Available to Commercial and Industrial Cleaning Companies. • Great for Janitorial and Private Housekeeper Cleaning. This Is a Must Have for New Hard Wood Floors. Brought to You By Markee

    Home (MarkeeTM)

    Rating (15 reviews):
    (4.9/5)
    MarkeeTM

    Awesome mop and great customer service!!!

    0 5/5 Sean Davis - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Commercial Grade Microfiber Floor / Dust or Wet Mop with Washable Pads. Great for Laminate, Tile or Hardwood. Beats Any Robot Cleaner Tools for Sure. The Pads Can Be Used As a Sweeper Broom. You Can Use Your Own Cleaner or Soap for Mopping - • . This Is Exclusive to Amazon , Great for Hardwood Floors.....you Can Not ! Buy This At Any Box Store or Popular Retail Location!!! • Truly Commercial Grade. This Is a Mop That Has Only Been Available to Commercial and Industrial Cleaning Companies. • Great for Janitorial and Private Housekeeper Cleaning. This Is a Must Have for New Hard Wood Floors. Brought to You By Markee (Kitchen) I would definitely recommend this mop! I'm no pro but I've used several mops on my hardwood floors and I absolutely love this one! It is very strong but also light weight. It has great reach and came ready to use right out of the packaging. The seller also has great customer service with nice follow up emails that made me feel very confident in buying from them again! I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 28, 2014

    Best Mop

    0 5/5 paul j. duggan - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Commercial Grade Microfiber Floor / Dust or Wet Mop with Washable Pads. Great for Laminate, Tile or Hardwood. Beats Any Robot Cleaner Tools for Sure. The Pads Can Be Used As a Sweeper Broom. You Can Use Your Own Cleaner or Soap for Mopping - • . This Is Exclusive to Amazon , Great for Hardwood Floors.....you Can Not ! Buy This At Any Box Store or Popular Retail Location!!! • Truly Commercial Grade. This Is a Mop That Has Only Been Available to Commercial and Industrial Cleaning Companies. • Great for Janitorial and Private Housekeeper Cleaning. This Is a Must Have for New Hard Wood Floors. Brought to You By Markee (Kitchen) This is a great mop. Best I have ever owned. The handle is well constructed and easy to adjust its length. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 28, 2014

    Wonderful Product

    0 5/5 eileen adkins - See all my reviews This review is from: Commercial Grade Microfiber Floor / Dust or Wet Mop with Washable Pads. Great for Laminate, Tile or Hardwood. Beats Any Robot Cleaner Tools for Sure. The Pads Can Be Used As a Sweeper Broom. You Can Use Your Own Cleaner or Soap for Mopping - • . This Is Exclusive to Amazon , Great for Hardwood Floors.....you Can Not ! Buy This At Any Box Store or Popular Retail Location!!! • Truly Commercial Grade. This Is a Mop That Has Only Been Available to Commercial and Industrial Cleaning Companies. • Great for Janitorial and Private Housekeeper Cleaning. This Is a Must Have for New Hard Wood Floors. Brought to You By Markee (Kitchen) I have purchased several other similar mops that claim to do the same thing but this mop is far superior to anything else on the market. This product is wonderful for bamboo, wood and laminate. I would highly recommend this product! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 31, 2014
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    Why spend $20 every time you need a box of replacement wet and dry pads? Markee mops allow you the flexibility to use wet or dry.
    Hardwood floor mop that allows you to choose your own cleaner. Do you have exotic flooring? Do you have a child at home who crawls on your floors? Would you prefer organic cleaners or the 'old standby' of water and lemon juice? Markee mops allows you to do just this.
    Lightweight but extremely durable aluminum with end caps to protect baseboards and furniture. 360 degree swivel with ergonomic design.
    Telescoping handle that accommodates various heights and tasks.
    Eliminate cross contamination with a mop and pad designed for quick, frequent changes. Our Velcro backing allows you to wash and re-use the pads so you are not throwing your money away.


  • iRobot

    Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (208 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    Works well and hassle free

    I use the Mint 5200 to clean the hardwood floor in a 22'x22' living/dining area and for a separate 9'x15' kitchen. It does an excellent job despite a large number of obstacles like area rugs, cabinets, dining table, side tables etc. It sometime looks like it will get stuck in some narrow weirdly shaped corner, but it always finds it way out and does not seem to skip anything.The Mint 5200 comes with two different cleaning pads, one for dry sweeping and one that has liquid reservoir for wet mopping. A set of two reusable clothes to be used with each pad is also provided. I always use the dry sweep mode first and then do wet afterwards.The setup is pretty straight-forward. The navigation cube goes to corner of the dining table with flashing blue light pointing into the room. Then a cloth is attached to one of the cleaning pads and the Mint is ready to go. Mint first finish the living area, then continue to clean the kitchen before it goes back to its starting... 4/5 FFDR (Chicago, IL, USA) - See all my reviews, November 7, 2011

    Wonderful helper

    We bought the original 4200 mint cleaner a year ago on our laminate flooring and it has been a great helper, no more back breaking manual cleaning under the beds and free us to do other stuff. So we decided to buy the 5200 a month back.and here are the observations:Pro:- Much better battery life than 4200, it now covers a lot more area.- Much reduced battery charging time. It takes 7-8 hours for the 4200, not really an issue if you let it charge overnight. The 5200 charges in about 2 hours. Good for those spring cleaning / emergency visitor days.- The universal charger adapter allows for use around the world (or at least here in Singapore: 230v, 13amp) without need to buy step up or down transformers.- The mopping pad containing a water reservoir is surprisingly simple, elegant and effective. Simplicity is the epitome of good design.- Love their included C batteries, wiping and mopping cloths.- As usual, love the option... 5/5 K - See all my reviews This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen) We bought the original 4200 mint cleaner a year ago on our laminate flooring and it has been a great helper, no more back breaking manual cleaning under the beds and free us to do other stuff. So we decided to buy the 5200 a month back.and here are the observations:Pro:- Much better battery life than 4200, it now covers a lot more area.- Much reduced battery charging time. It takes 7-8 hours for the 4200, not really an issue if you let it charge overnight. The 5200 charges in about 2 hours. Good for those spring cleaning / emergency visitor days.- The universal charger adapter allows for use around the world (or at least here in Singapore: 230v, 13amp) without need to buy step up or down transformers.- The mopping pad containing a water reservoir is surprisingly simple, elegant and effective. Simplicity is the epitome of good design.- Love their included C batteries, wiping and mopping cloths.- As usual, love the option... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 15, 2011

    Pet-friendly, automated light sweeper/mopper of choice

    The single most important thing to know about the Mint is that it is not a vacuum or a machine meant to do heavy sweeping/mopping. It is more appropriate to consider it anautomated wet or dry swiffer meant to maintain areas with hard flooring. If this is what you're looking for, then you should definitely consider the Mint.Pros1. Quiet for noise-phobic households or pets2. Excellent for keeping up a dust/hair free floor once established3. Can clean under low furniture/beds4. Covered an 800 sq.ft. living space with multiple dividing walls well without missing ANY areas5. Can be paused (unlike the 4200 model Mints), and resumes well.6. Attempts to slow down and/or avoid collisions after an obstacle has been identified.7. Can be used with reusable or consumable sweeping/mopping padsCons1. Not fully autonomous2. Can't cross some normal thresholds3. Has trouble with short mats that have slight... 4/5 PuniTenshu (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 5200 (Kitchen) The single most important thing to know about the Mint is that it is not a vacuum or a machine meant to do heavy sweeping/mopping. It is more appropriate to consider it anautomated wet or dry swiffer meant to maintain areas with hard flooring. If this is what you're looking for, then you should definitely consider the Mint.Pros1. Quiet for noise-phobic households or pets2. Excellent for keeping up a dust/hair free floor once established3. Can clean under low furniture/beds4. Covered an 800 sq.ft. living space with multiple dividing walls well without missing ANY areas5. Can be paused (unlike the 4200 model Mints), and resumes well.6. Attempts to slow down and/or avoid collisions after an obstacle has been identified.7. Can be used with reusable or consumable sweeping/mopping padsCons1. Not fully autonomous2. Can't cross some normal thresholds3. Has trouble with short mats that have slight... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2012
    List Price: $349.99
    Compact size gets under furniture and other hard to reach places
    Square shape cleans all the way into corners
    Cleans up to 4 hours on a single charge - fast charging
    Low maintenance - no bins to empty or filters to replace - and whisper quiet
    Includes Pro-Clean System


  • Intex Recreation Corp L&G - Imports

    Intex Auto Pool Cleaner

    Lawn & Patio (Intex Recreation Corp L&G - Imports)
    List Price: $99.99

    Not suitable for in-ground pools
    For Intex above ground pools with 1-1/2" hose fittings
    Attaches to the inlet connector in the pool with a 24'7" hose
    Requires a filter pump with a flow rate between 1200 - 3500gph


  • iCrown

    iCrown(TM) Slim Intelligent Automatically Sweeper Vacuum Cleaners, Cleaning Robots, Household Dust Mopping Machine, Black

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    Infrared sensor anti-drop
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    Anti-collision function to protect machine and furniture


  • Miele

    Miele RX1 Scout Robotic Vacuum

    Home (Miele)

    Rating (22 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Miele

    Not Quite as Good as a Roomba

    First of all let me state that I have had several robotic vacuums and the Roomba always seems to come out on top. The Miele Scout RX1 is a good product but it still far from being a Roomba. This product is more of a quick cleanup tool rather than a true deep cleaning machine. And while no robotic cleaner works quite as well as a manual vacuum cleaner, the Miele cleans less well than my Roomba 510. In addition the Miele has a few annoyances that will truly irritate anyone who has used a Roomba. One of the big ones is the magnetic strip that is used to confine the Miele into one area. This setup simply is not effective and is primitive compared to Roombas light beam that prevents it from passing. In terms of cleaning ability the Roomba is louder and seems to have more suction than the Miele. This does not matter so much on hardwood floors or tile, but it is noticeable on carpet. If the Miele is significantly cheaper than a Roomba then it may be worthwhile to consider but if the... 3/5 FirePepper Red "firepepper red" (California, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Miele RX1 Scout Robotic Vacuum (Misc.) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) First of all let me state that I have had several robotic vacuums and the Roomba always seems to come out on top. The Miele Scout RX1 is a good product but it still far from being a Roomba. This product is more of a quick cleanup tool rather than a true deep cleaning machine. And while no robotic cleaner works quite as well as a manual vacuum cleaner, the Miele cleans less well than my Roomba 510. In addition the Miele has a few annoyances that will truly irritate anyone who has used a Roomba. One of the big ones is the magnetic strip that is used to confine the Miele into one area. This setup simply is not effective and is primitive compared to Roombas light beam that prevents it from passing. In terms of cleaning ability the Roomba is louder and seems to have more suction than the Miele. This does not matter so much on hardwood floors or tile, but it is noticeable on carpet. If the Miele is significantly cheaper than a Roomba then it may be worthwhile to consider but if the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 18, 2014

    Excellent feature set trumps competition, but firmware can be buggy at times

    Courtesy of the Amazon Vine program, I have received a “Miele RX1 Scout” for review. Previously, I have been called a “Roomba-holdout” in the office: I work in the high-tech industry and I am the only person in the team who doesn't have a robotic vacuum yet. Instead, I happily take out my Dyson and more recently my LG Kompressor every weekend and enjoy the experience of pushing it around by myself. I know this sounds strange, but I really enjoy doing vacuum cleaning and that's one of the few household work items that my gf approves me to do without her supervision. :PI won't go into detail about what this Scout is. Amazon's website and many other reviewers do a wonderful job explaining what it is. Instead, I want to talk about my experience of using it.The out-of-the-box experience is very good. Everything is neatly packaged. The manual is clear: attach the brushes, let it charge first, and setup the remote and clock. Done. The only... 4/5 fatmav - See all my reviews, June 19, 2014

    Much smarter than the Roomba!

    I have a Pet Series Roomba, and after getting the Scout, I often ran both robotic vacuums at the same time to compare their performance. It was obvious from the very beginning that the Scout is a much smarter machine. While the Roomba would go off in random direction, hit something and then turn and go into another random direction, the Scout very methodically went back and forth in lines, covering every inch of the floor it could. When it hit something, it carefully worked around it and then resumed going the way it had been going. This resulted in a much cleaner floor with very few missed areas. It also has other modes, for spot cleaning and fast cleaning, easy controlled by the remote or the pad on top of the unit. It has good suction, at least as good as the Roomba if not better. and the debris bin is a good size.However, this is not a perfect robot. In my kitchen, it almost always would get stuck under my kitchen cabinets (there is approximately a 3-1/2 inch... 4/5 Squeal (Orange County, CA) - See all my reviews, May 24, 2014
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    Smart Navigation
    Remote Control
    4 Cleaning Modes
    Non-Stop Power
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