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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… »


Wireless electricity – WiTricity resonant energy transfer

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments2 September 2009

witricity1Wireless power has been available for a century, ever since Nikola Tesla worked on its development. The genius’s Wardenclyffe Tower was to be an experiment in beaming electricity wirelessly across the world, eliminating the need for a wired power grid. Since then, wireless electricity has been developed mainly for usage at short distance and for… »

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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… »