Posted on Mar 16 2012 - 9:02am by Russ
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iRobot has just announced the release of their newest robotic wet vac, the Scooba 390.  Nothing better than having a robot scrub and mop your floors while you do something a bit more fun.  The big changes for the Scooba 390 are the sleeker design and a battery that lasts 30 percent longer.  The Scooba 390 uses a four step cleaning process that starts...

Posted on May 31 2011 - 10:06am by Russ
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It has been a while since...

The folks at iRobot, made famous by their Roomba Vacuums, have come out with a new small, light, throwable robot.  The idea behind the iRobot 110 FirstLook is that you can use it to check out an area before sending the humans in.  The 110 FirstLook weighs less than 5 pounds and is 10 inches...

I like my iRobot Roomba for vacuuming the carpets and hard floors, but I don't let it in the bathroom.  And to be honest, the bathroom floor is one of my least favorite places to clean.  Looks like I will be getting another iRobot, the Scooba 230 when it comes out in the Spring ($299). ...

The folks at iRobot make some pretty useful household robots.  Most people are familiar with the iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners which wander around your home cleaning in a crazy pattern.  Another iRobot device that you may not be familiar with...

I own an iRobot Roomba… and love it.  I am not sure it is really much of a time saver… as I am so amazed by the damn thing and tend to follow it around...

The resident iRobot a-hole CEO, Colin Angle, recently made a statement that the company may begin selling customers house floor plans. Specifically it mentioned selling to Amazon, Apple, and/or Google. This assumes they are even buyers. Let me back-up a bit. Apparently the newer iRobot Roomba’s scan and map the inside of your home. We all assumed this was just so this robotic vacuum cleaner could navigate the house and contents in a more efficient manner. Makes sense, right? Well in a truly douchey fashion iRobot is now pondering...

Robotic vacuums have been around for quite a while. The best known of the bunch tends to be the iRobot Roomba line of vacuums. I have been avoiding the Roomba’s ever since I have gotten ahold of my iLife A4 Smart Robotic Vacuum. You can read more about that here. I digress. Samsung is placing a bet on the robotic vacuum cleaner space with a very expensive entry. The Samsung SR2AK9350U...

The vacuum loving folks at Dyson have stayed out of the robotic vacuum cleaner space for quite some time. Apparently they have been a few years and millions of dollars trying to get things right before releasing a robotic vacuum. The Dyson 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is their first attempt. A major difference between the Dyson 360 Eye and the competition is the use of a 360 degree camera that is mounted on top of the unit. This camera allows the Dyson 360 Eye to accurately map its surroundings. This means that the robot will not...

Posted on Oct 30 2012 - 7:40am by Craig
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Smart folks from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Center for Intelligent Robotics (CIR) have created a robot to help out with household chores.  This is the third version of the CIROS Robot and was shown at Robot World 2012.  CIROS can recognized many common objects around the house including refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks, microwaves,...