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Talking vacuuming robots? Sharp Cocorobo RX-V80 and RX-V100

By Damir Beciri
One Comment10 May 2012

sharp-cocorobo-rx-v100Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. recently unveiled two versions of a new robotic vacuum cleaner named Cocorobo (a play of words that combines “heart” and “robot” in Japanese). While they are expected to be more expensive than iRobot’s popular vacuuming robot Roomba, the Cocorobo vacuuming robots do come with additional features that might become popular… »

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LG Hom-Bot – a smart vacuum cleaning robot

By Damir Beciri
One Comment26 June 2011

lg-hom-bot-smart-vacuum-cleaning-robotIn one of our mini-series we started a while ago, we wrote about robotic vacuum cleaners that could take the throne from the ruler of that niche. In this article we’re going to write about LG RoboKing’s successor named Hom-Bot Smart Vacuum Cleaning Robot. The robot is developed for the European market, and it’s much better… »

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Mint – floor sweeping and mopping robot from Evolution Robotics

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments13 January 2010

mint-robot-cleans-floorsThe company which designed facial recognition and location awareness systems for some of the best known consumer robotics in history, including the now-departed Sony AIBO robot dog and WowWee’s line of toy robots, introduced their competitor for the robotic cleaning market at CES 2010. Evolution Robotics presented their cleaning robot named Mint which differs from… »

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Is Roomba’s throne at risk? New version of LG RoboKing

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments27 December 2009

lg-vr5901kl-robotic-vacuum-cleanerAfter writing about E-Cleaner EC01 and Neato XV-11 we’re going to write about robotic vacuum cleaner(s) from LG Electronics. After the big failure of their too expensive (yet not more functional) first version of RoboKing, they decided to develop a better and cheaper robot that could compete with Roomba. Although the new RoboKing isn’t available… »

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Is Roomba’s throne at risk? Neato XV-11 maps obstacles

By Damir Beciri
26 December 2009

neato-xv-11-1In our last article we started a mini-series named “Is Roomba’s throne at risk?” where we wrote about AGAiT Technology E-Cleaner EC01. Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, is pioneering new products to free people from household chores, introduced a new home robot vacuum cleaner that raises the bar for automated floor cleaning. The Neato… »

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Is Roomba’s throne at risk? AGAiT Technology E-Cleaner EC01

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments25 December 2009

ec01-1There were many contenders who wanted to take iRobot’s throne of small cleaning robots. We wrote about Panasonic’s attempt to introduce floor scrubbing robots, but they aimed to a different part of the market. Nowadays, there is a growing number of rivals pretending on iRobot’s most popular vacuuming robot Roomba. In this article and a… »

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Panasonic Fukitorimushi scrubs the floor while you sleep

By Damir Beciri
22 May 2009

fukituromushi.jpgFukitorimushi is an autonomous floor-cleaning robot that crawls like an inchworm and uses a super-absorbent nanofiber cloth to wipe up microscopic dust and residue that ordinary vacuums leave behind. Unveiled at the recent Tokyo Fiber Senseware (page in Japanese language) exposition in Milan, Fukitorimushi (scrubbing bug) is designed by Panasonic and incorporates nanofiber technology developed… »

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iRobot vacuuming robot – Roomba

By Damir Beciri
19 April 2009

roomba-610-irobot.jpgA big majority of us actually keep our living quarters more or less clean. Roomba is a small floor vacuuming robot from iRobot which was introduced in 2002 and since then had several revisions and changes. The unit is a disc, 34cm in diameter and less than 9cm high. A large contact-sensing bumper is mounted… »