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1611 pages

Springer Handbook of Robotics

Creator: Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib | Technology & Engineering - 2008-07-09

More than two million domestic cleaning robots sold within four years appears to be a tremendous success story. Of course, as we stated earlier, this is certainly a milestone in the development of domestic robotics and service robotics ...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc

About this book
I Robotics Foundations: Kinematics; Dynamics; Collision Avoidance; Motion Planning; Trajectory Generation; Identification; Motion Control; Redundancy and Singularities; Force Control; Architectures and Programming II Robot Design and Structures: Manipulator Design; Multifingered Hands; Parallel Structures; Elastic Joints; Flexible Links; Advanced Robot Design III Sensing and Perception: Force and Tactile Sensing; Laser and Range Sensing; Vision and Reconstruction; Stereo and Motion Vision; Omnidirectional Images; Visual Tracking and Servoing; Sensor Fusion; Sensory-Feedback Control IV Locomotion and Mobile Robots: Legged Locomotion; Walking Machines; Wheeled Robots; Robot Navigation; Nonholonomic Planning; Neural Behaviour and Fuzzy Maps; Mapping and Localization; SLAM V Manipulation and Human-Robot Interfaces: Grasping Manipulation; Constraint Motion Planning; Assembly Planning; Teleoperation and Telerobotics; Human Augmentation; Virtual Reality; Haptic Devices; Haptic Rendering; Interactive Simulations VI Advanced Robotics: Cooperative Robots; Distributed and Cellular Robots; Mini/Micro/Nano Robots; Biologically-Inspired Robots; Learning and Hybrid Techniques; Human-Centered Robotics and Humanoids; Human Robot Interaction; Reconfigurable and Dependable Robots; Online and Internet Robotics VII Field and Service Robotics: Underwater Robotics; Aerial Robotics; Space Robots and Systems; Robotics in Agriculture; Robotics in Construction; Search and Rescue Robots; Entertainment Robotics; Personal Robots; Medical Robots and Systems; Health Care and Rehabilitation



1194 pages

Climbing and walking robots, proceedings of the 7th International Conference CLAWAR 2004

Creator: Manuel Armada, Pablo González de Santos | Computers - 2005

The Layer-Crossing Strategy of Curved Wall Cleaning Robot R. Liu, J. Heng, and G. Zong Robotics Institute, Beihang ... In this paper, a layer-crossing control strategy applied to curved wall cleaning robot, which is a kind of self-climbing robot, ...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc

About this book
The interest in climbing and walking robots (CLAWAR) has remarkably augmented over recent years. Novel solutions for complex and very diverse application fields (exploration/intervention in severe environments, personal services, emergency rescue operations, transportation, entertainment, medical, etc.), has been anticipated by means of a large progress in this area of robotics. Moreover, the amalgamation of original ideas and related innovations, the search for new potential applications and the use of state of the art supporting technologies permit to foresee an important step forward and a significant socio-economic impact of advanced robot technology in the forthcoming years. In response to the technical challenges in the development of these sophisticated machines, a significant research and development effort has to be undertaken. It concerns embedded technologies (for power sources, actuators, sensors, information systems), new design methods, adapted control techniques for highly redundant systems, as well as operational and decisional autonomy and human/robot co-existence. This book contains the proceedings of the 7th Climbing and Walking Robots 2004 (CLAWAR 2004) Conference offering the international scientific community one of the most excellent forums for academics, researchers and industrialists interested in this motivating area of climbing and walking robots. It provides a wide forum of original state-of-the-art contributions from various industrial and new/emerging research fields, presenting a full picture of climbing and walking robots. The conference, held in Madrid, Spain, September 22-24 2004 was organized by the Thematic Network "CLAWAR 2" and funded by the European Commission under the GROWTH Programme.



404 pages

World Robotics, Statistics, Market Analysis, Case Studies And Profitability of Robot Investment, 2005

Creator: United Nations: Economic Commission for Europe, International Federation of Robotics | Technology & Engineering - 2005-11-01

cleaning robot is estimated to be twice that of a typical cleaning machine which , on the basis of today's available components, is still difficult to achieve. The Robo40 of Clean fix (Switzerland), is an example of novel low cost ...

Publisher: United Nations Pubns

About this book
Published jointly by the United Nations and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), this annual publication contains comparable international statistics on industrial robotics, as well as on service robots. Detailed statistics are given for 40 countries, broken down by application areas, industrial branches, types of robots and by other techno-economic variables, as well as data on production, exports and imports for selected countries, and trends in robot densities. This edition analyses developments during 2004 and gives forecasts up to 2008. It contains a number of case studies showing actual robot installations and their effect on costs, production, employment structure and overall profitability.


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  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (777 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    iRobot

    The little Robot that cleans BIG

    Customer Video Review Length:: 1:25 MinsEven with numerous friends that swear by their Roomba, I was still skeptical. How could this little machine really clean enough to impress me?When I received it I was really surprised at the size of it, much smaller than I had imagined. I was anxious to test it out, so using the quick start guide I had it unpacked and on the charger in less than 10 minutes. I do suggest that you consider the location you want to set up the home base, not because it'll take up much room, more just to have it out of the way if possible; mine is under an end table.I decided to start it on a Monday through Friday schedule at 3:15pm each day. It's a time when the house is usually empty and it would be less of a bother. The first time it ran of course I was home and I think I watched it the entire cleaning cycle. I was amused to say the least and it also let me see what problems might arise. I realized I needed to install a virtual wall to keep it from... 4/5 Cricket "Living life and loving it!" (The Great Pacific Northwest) - See all my reviews, May 31, 2012

    Unbias Side-By-Side COMPARISON on .. NEATO XV-21 ... AND ... iRobot 770

    I was SKEPTICAL about expensive vacuum robots. I have all tile floors. I bought the latest Neato, & the iRobot 770 (non-lighthouses), and liked the Neato a tad more at first (navigation). However, the Roomba 770 has more solid 4.4 stars for reasons of mainly dependability (Neato versions vary around 4.0).(UPDATE after 1 Week: my NEATO DIED.. 'LEFT WHEEL STUCK' LCD message that was common back then.. found out that the cheaply designed Wheel Motor gets tangled and busted on it's own internal parts)(I looked it up and saw FACEBOOK pages for both companies.. this re-iterated what happened to me & showed how Roomba had more happy operators, was a safer buy, and had less malfunctions... the Neato FACEBOOK page was flooded with constant issues at the time of this review & months afterwards upon re-checking.... you are recommended to take a look at what it is currently on those Facebook pages for each company to scan through complaints/ positive comments.The 770 is... 5/5 Frank Peters "Your Ace" (Houston TX) - See all my reviews, April 2, 2013

    Life changing product!

    I am 41 years old and have had allergies my entire life - they have gotten worse over the past 5 years. I already take Singulair and Claritin but still have symptoms. I was just diagnosed with asthma, which apparently was caused by my allergies. Thus, I decided to wage war on indoor allergies in my house.I hired a cleaning company to clean my house a few years ago - they were horrible. I did a better job then they did. Also, I have pets and am not comfortable with someone being in my house with them when I am not there. My problem is time - I work full time and was finding little time to vacuum (to the point where I was vacuuming only once every week or other week). I have 3 cats and one dog, with hardwood floors and area rugs on my first floor and carpet in my bedroom and hallway upstairs. My house was not clean, to say the least. I just couldn't keep up with it.My brother suggested that I purchase this product. I thought, why not? I did not buy this... 5/5 Sammy "Workaholic" (Philadelphia, PA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 770 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies (Misc.) I am 41 years old and have had allergies my entire life - they have gotten worse over the past 5 years. I already take Singulair and Claritin but still have symptoms. I was just diagnosed with asthma, which apparently was caused by my allergies. Thus, I decided to wage war on indoor allergies in my house.I hired a cleaning company to clean my house a few years ago - they were horrible. I did a better job then they did. Also, I have pets and am not comfortable with someone being in my house with them when I am not there. My problem is time - I work full time and was finding little time to vacuum (to the point where I was vacuuming only once every week or other week). I have 3 cats and one dog, with hardwood floors and area rugs on my first floor and carpet in my bedroom and hallway upstairs. My house was not clean, to say the least. I just couldn't keep up with it.My brother suggested that I purchase this product. I thought, why not? I did not buy this... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 15, 2012
    List Price: $499.99
    The included infrared remote allows you to control Roomba without getting up
    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you?re not home
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more
    It uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $299.99

    Quiet operation and compact shape. Sweeps and mops hard surface floors. Sweep and Mop Mode.
    Cleans Edges- Perfect Edge technology allows Braava to clean right along walls and edges, and around chair legs and other obstacles for a complete clean
    Keeps on Cleaning- Braava's rechargeable battery cleans for up to 3 hours dry sweeping on a single charge, or up to 2 hours wet mopping
    Pet-Perfect- Braava is ideal for picking up pet hair every day, but its whisper-quiet operation means your pets won't be bothered while Braava cleans
    Knows where not to go- Braava's smart sensors avoid stairs, area rugs and raised transitions to carpet


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot For Pets and Allergies

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $699.99

    Automatic Docking returns Roomba to its Home Base to recharge between cleaning sessions.
    iAdapt Responsive Navigation Technology enables Roomba to find its way around any shape or size of home, covering every area of floor multiple times for a complete clean.
    iRobot XLife Extended Life Battery delivers twice as many cleaning cycles as previous Roomba batteries, doubling the time before you may need to replace your Roomba battery.
    Scheduling enables you to preset Roomba to clean when it is most convenient for you, up to seven times a week.
    AeroForce Performance Cleaning System delivers maximum cleaning performance by combining the power of new AeroForce Extractors with airflow acceleration and a high efficiency vacuum plus is virtually maintenance free.


  • O-Cedar

    O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner

    Health and Beauty (O-Cedar)
    List Price: $39.99
    Price: $24.99
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    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation
    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth
    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths
    Refills available on Amazon


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (546 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    iRobot

    The Roomba 500 series almost perfected.

    I've got three Roomba 500s (a pair of 560s and a 570), and I love 'em. Rock solid reliable, easy to work on, and do a great job keeping my floors clean. These Roombas aren't toys, they actually clean the floors. In fact I've gone behind them with my Dyson just out of morbid curiosity and all I got was an empty bin. Sure, a Roomba can't pick up as much dirt as a regular vacuum in one pass, but that's why they're programmed to cover the same area of carpet multiple times. And in some ways the Roomba is better than my Dyson. Why?Areas of my house that get vacuumed every week without effort:* Under my bed.* Under my dresser.* In the back corners of my closet where a regular vacuum can't go.* Underneath my reclining theater seats.* Under my basement work bench and utility sink.* ...and on and on...The 600s series is even better, as they include the Aero Vac dust bin, and the upgraded cleaning head module from the 700... 5/5 Ryan Barnhart (Cincinnati, OH USA) - See all my reviews, September 24, 2012

    IRobots never die

    This is my fourth IRobot and they never seem to die. The first three are still going strong after several years of use, without any problems or any repairs aside from a yearly new battery. Just make sure to leave these plugged into the wall, sitting in their docks, all the time to keep the battery from dying prematurely. It also helps to preserve the battery to fully run them at least once a week but it's not critical to do that.I empty the dirt canisters and clean the brushes after every use, which I don't find to be a problem at all. I have a Scuba also, the floor mopping robot, of the same brand, and it also is a workhorse. I've told all my friends about my IRobots, and several have gotten them and love them too. One of them said that after a while his Roomba started going in circles but I told him to turn it over and check out the brush and front wheel for anything caught on it and sure enough, he cleaned a long thread from the front drive wheel and it's good as... 5/5 AKN - See all my reviews, October 19, 2012

    iRobot 630 best purchase!

    0 5/5 KHenery - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets (Misc.) I recently purchased the iRobot 630 for Pets and it has gone above and beyond my expectations. I have an 80 lb. Lab and a huge longhaired cat, so I was skeptical of how this vacuum would handle all of the animal hair and dirt they track inside. I have to say this vacuum does a better job than I do manually vacuuming with my Dyson! My roomba carefully cleans along the baseboard and legs of furniture with her brush to remove any and all traces of pet hair, dust, and debris. As well, it has no problem cleaning an assortment of rugs including a large cowhide. The iRobot uses a zig zag type manuever to ensure all 1200 sq ft is perfectly clean. Cleaning the brushes and emptying the disposal unit is a breeze, and it keeps its charge for about 2 hours. After it has finished its cleaning cycle, or is tired the Roomba carefully docks itself back onto the charger. I would definately reccomend this product! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 21, 2012
    List Price: $349.99
    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach
    Roomba 630 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (524 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    iRobot

    Fights Fur Furiously

    We just got our . It was simple to setup and charged in about two hours. We have run it once downstairs and upstairs.THE PLANThe plan is to run it during the day upstairs and to run it at night downstairs. The first problem we noted is that the schedule only seems to allow one time per day. This is ok since we have to carry it upstairs for the day runs. So, we just start it as we live in the morning. When we return, we put on the charger and let it clean at 2AM downstairs.OBSERVATIONSThe upstairs (approx. 1000 sqft) is a combination of wood floors, tile in the bathrooms, scatter rugs (bath style and oriental). Roomba did a good job covering an awkward area. We captured a full bin of hair from the dogs. The only problem is that it got caught in the... 5/5 Jack V. Briner (New Braunfels, TX USA) - See all my reviews, November 16, 2012

    Love it...wish I hadn't waited so long to get one.

    I don't have to vacuum anymore and my floors have never been so clean. I scheduled it to run every day. It is amazing how much dust and other debris this thing picks up. All it takes is a 5 minute clean up of the Roomba each day-dump the bin, shake out the filter and clean the 2 rollers. It runs just over an hour before going back to base to charge. I have a large house, I run it in the main living area each day, and I move it manually to other parts of my house about 2x a month. My father bought one instanty after seeing how well mine cleaned-he is very critical of everything, but has no complaints about his 650. My 3 year old daughter & I named it Rico-she loves watching daddy's "robot" run around the house. It is much quieter than a conventional vacuum-I can watch TV while it runs, but I schedule it to run after I leave in the morning.A couple of tips:Vacuum one time yourself before setting this thing loose-it makes a world of difference in the performance.Pick... 5/5 Rowe - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets (Misc.) I don't have to vacuum anymore and my floors have never been so clean. I scheduled it to run every day. It is amazing how much dust and other debris this thing picks up. All it takes is a 5 minute clean up of the Roomba each day-dump the bin, shake out the filter and clean the 2 rollers. It runs just over an hour before going back to base to charge. I have a large house, I run it in the main living area each day, and I move it manually to other parts of my house about 2x a month. My father bought one instanty after seeing how well mine cleaned-he is very critical of everything, but has no complaints about his 650. My 3 year old daughter & I named it Rico-she loves watching daddy's "robot" run around the house. It is much quieter than a conventional vacuum-I can watch TV while it runs, but I schedule it to run after I leave in the morning.A couple of tips:Vacuum one time yourself before setting this thing loose-it makes a world of difference in the performance.Pick... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2012

    I'll show you just how much dirt this little vacuum picks up!

    0 5/5 H. Erickson-Sander "Heather" (Denver, CO) - See all my reviews, November 4, 2012
    List Price: $399.99
    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you are not home
    Roomba 650 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (109 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    my place... was ... disgusting

    850 square feet of tiled and hardwood floored filth. I thought I vacuumed.. I thought I swiffered... I was wrong. I was living in filth, and I had no idea. This baby works. Have hard floors? Get it. The price made me a touch nervous, heck, we all have friends who hate their robotic cleaners. This is not the robot your friend/coworker has who hates it; this is legit. An awesome cat ninja dirt filth assassin you will name and adore.Does the swiffer action work? Heck to the yes. It picks up tons of stuff just like a dry cloth on the end of aluminum stick that I was beholden to for far too long. But, this baby is smaller, more nimble and I am not physically pushing it. You may still need to pull out the swiffer vacuum for tight corners; who cares!? Thanks to this baby I now have a second job making/selling toupees online with all the hair this bloodhound of filth finds.Does the wet mop action work? Yes, but not to really scrub. It really freshens and... 5/5 thatguywhoreviewsstuff - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) 850 square feet of tiled and hardwood floored filth. I thought I vacuumed.. I thought I swiffered... I was wrong. I was living in filth, and I had no idea. This baby works. Have hard floors? Get it. The price made me a touch nervous, heck, we all have friends who hate their robotic cleaners. This is not the robot your friend/coworker has who hates it; this is legit. An awesome cat ninja dirt filth assassin you will name and adore.Does the swiffer action work? Heck to the yes. It picks up tons of stuff just like a dry cloth on the end of aluminum stick that I was beholden to for far too long. But, this baby is smaller, more nimble and I am not physically pushing it. You may still need to pull out the swiffer vacuum for tight corners; who cares!? Thanks to this baby I now have a second job making/selling toupees online with all the hair this bloodhound of filth finds.Does the wet mop action work? Yes, but not to really scrub. It really freshens and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 4, 2014

    iRobot Braava - loved by this homeowner (and her cats too)!

    I love this little robot. It's so quiet even my cats adore it; they follow it around and pretend to be scared (Run away! Run away!) when it turns around and appears to chase thrm. Then they take a nap on the sofa while it cleans the room.It would almost be worth the money just for that show every time i use it, but it also does an exceptional job cleaning my hardwood floors. It works far better than the roomba that i had, which was excrutiatingly loud and worse, it was so messy to clean out after it vacuumed i always had to clean the floor again AFTER using it.The iRobot Braava is not a vacuum though, it pushes (or drags) its pile of dust and cat hair along as it goes. Surprisingly it doesn't deposit any of it along it's way. I did accidentally begin (and have continued) by using what is supposed to be the wet cloth on its dry cleanings - maybe that helps, since it's thicker than a swiffer cloth. At the end of a Mint session the dirt it is hauling along is... 5/5 Lush Landscapes (New York) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) I love this little robot. It's so quiet even my cats adore it; they follow it around and pretend to be scared (Run away! Run away!) when it turns around and appears to chase thrm. Then they take a nap on the sofa while it cleans the room.It would almost be worth the money just for that show every time i use it, but it also does an exceptional job cleaning my hardwood floors. It works far better than the roomba that i had, which was excrutiatingly loud and worse, it was so messy to clean out after it vacuumed i always had to clean the floor again AFTER using it.The iRobot Braava is not a vacuum though, it pushes (or drags) its pile of dust and cat hair along as it goes. Surprisingly it doesn't deposit any of it along it's way. I did accidentally begin (and have continued) by using what is supposed to be the wet cloth on its dry cleanings - maybe that helps, since it's thicker than a swiffer cloth. At the end of a Mint session the dirt it is hauling along is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 16, 2013

    Cleaning Buddy

    This iRobot Braava 320 works great on my ceramic tile floors.There is a large (nine feet by twenty-one feet in some places) foyer in this house that gets high usage from two entry doors. Off the foyer is an eight by twelve kitchen floor. Although the kitchen creates an "L" there is no obstruction -- it's just one smooth expanse of ceramic tiles.On the "sweep" setting, the iRobot takes care of this entire expanse, even when the direction cube is placed in the foyer. With the microfiber cloth, it does a fantastic job of dust-mopping the floor. When I first used it, I was fascinated by the criss-crossing patterns the iRobot was making, grabbed my Swiffer, and dust-mopped nearby sections of floor. Later, when the microfiber cloth was in the laundry, I attached a Swiffer dry cloth to the iRobot cleaning pad -- it fit perfectly. The microfiber cloth grabs some of the larger debris, but the Swiffer cloths don't do as good a job -- they're better for dust and fine... 5/5 J. A. Bell "she reads xyz" (Florida, USA) - See all my reviews, October 23, 2013
    List Price: $199.99
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    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
    Cleans all hard wood surfaces including vinyl, hardwood and laminate


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (828 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    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
    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
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (273 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    iRobot

    Top of the line from Roomba

    The 780 is the top of the line Roomba robotic vacuum and comes with all the bells the whistles. Questions that might be asked are:1)Is a Roomba right for me?2)Should I go for the 780 over the 760 or 770?Let me address question (1) first: Is the Roomba right for me? My thoughts on the Roomba are this. It is a great little automatic vacuum/duster but it isn't perfect. Here are the pros and cons as I see them:Pros:* It's an automated vacuum. Seriously, how awesome is that? Who wants to spend a morning vacuuming when they can just let loose the tiny 'bot and go do other things? Not me.* Adaptive logic. The brain behind how it gets every space covered.* Programmable. iRobot encourages tech-heads to program their Roombas to get the most out of it though I haven't and I don't think it is essential.* Date and time functions. You can program when you want the little bot to run it's cleaning cycle.Cons:*... 4/5 D_Strasse "D_Strasse" (Charlotte, NC) - See all my reviews, June 10, 2012

    An effective vacum cleaner but has room to improve

    I have Roomba 780 and Mint 5200. I have used both for more than half year. Here are my experiences:Roomba 780 is very easy to use. Push start button, it goes. It can vacuum a room without using virtual wall or lighthouse. But if you want to run it in a specific area, virtual wall works like a closed door or wall. Roomba will not pass virtual wall. If you want to vacuum multiple rooms at once, placing lighthouse at different area will virtually divide the area into subareas. Roomba will first finish the 1st area, then move onto the next one.Pro's:- It is great that you can program the date/time you want it to run.- It starts by itself at the programed date/time and goes back to the charging dock automatically after cleaning.- It vacuums the room effectively. Hair, bread crumbs all get sucked into the vacuum. Recently, I had my windows installed. After the installers vacuumed the room w/ their professional vacuum and I using my Miele, I ran... 4/5 FFDR (Chicago, IL, USA) - See all my reviews, May 8, 2012

    Not much improvement in the last 8 years.

    Note: I uploaded four photos to support my review in the image gallery. Click on "View and share related images" on the top left under the main photo to see them.I wish I wasn't writing this. Oh how we wanted this robot to sweep into our home and change our lives, just like we wanted our Roomba Red to do way back in 2004. Unfortunately we were left just as disappointed with our new 780 as we were when we bought a Roomba Red eight years before. We figured that eight years in iRobot cleaning technology would make this an amazing vacuum. Not so much. I wanted this iRobot to handle vacuuming our whole house like a true intelligent machine, but instead I have gained a round auto spot-cleaning machine. Because that's the only thing it really works for in my home. The "SPOT" function, where you set it down and it vacuums just a small area for you instead of traveling around your whole house. I'd recommend giving this vacuum a try if you have a home with mostly hard floors and you... 3/5 Truth Teller (Colorado, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets and Allergies (Misc.) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Note: I uploaded four photos to support my review in the image gallery. Click on "View and share related images" on the top left under the main photo to see them.I wish I wasn't writing this. Oh how we wanted this robot to sweep into our home and change our lives, just like we wanted our Roomba Red to do way back in 2004. Unfortunately we were left just as disappointed with our new 780 as we were when we bought a Roomba Red eight years before. We figured that eight years in iRobot cleaning technology would make this an amazing vacuum. Not so much. I wanted this iRobot to handle vacuuming our whole house like a true intelligent machine, but instead I have gained a round auto spot-cleaning machine. Because that's the only thing it really works for in my home. The "SPOT" function, where you set it down and it vacuums just a small area for you instead of traveling around your whole house. I'd recommend giving this vacuum a try if you have a home with mostly hard floors and you... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2012
    List Price: $599.99
    The included infrared remote allows you to control Roomba without getting up
    Dual HEPA filters trap dust, allergens and tiny particulates leaving behind fresh, clean air
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you are not home
    It uses sophisticated power management software that results in 50% longer battery life than previous Roomba generations
    It uses a new advanced cleaning head which provides superior performance for picking up pet hair, dirt, dust and more


  • P3

    P3 P4960 V-Bot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (P3)
    List Price: $149.95

    Measures 14 by 13-1/2 by 3-3/4 inches; 6-month limited warranty
    3 preprogrammed modes: Random, Spiral, and Along The Wall
    Robotic vacuum cleaner for wood, tiled, and carpeted floors
    Quiet operation; includes long-life rechargeable batteries and an AC adapter
    Rotating brush for bare floors; stair-detection sensor; internal dustbin



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