In the recent years, Google has managed to find their way into our homes through devices like Google Home, where it works together with various smart home devices for voice activated features and also automation. Now it seems that Google will be teaming up with iRobot, the makers of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, to improve on our smart homes.
iRobot’s Roomba series of robotic vacuum cleaners are great for cleaning your home, particularly if you’re too lazy to do some yourself, or if you’re away you can even schedule it. However the downside is that you will still need to empty the Roomba yourself once everything has been completed.
If you’ve ever used those robotic vacuum cleaners in the past, you know that some of them work by you creating a “zone” in which they will can work within. From there, the built-in sensors can detect obstacles and will know how to get around them instead of endlessly bumping into them. It works, but now iRobot’s Roomba 980 will take things further.The company has recently introduced the Roomba 980 […]
[CES 2014] To do the same thing and expect a different result, that would be madness, which is why the folks over at iRobot, purveyors of robotic technology-based solutions, intends to change the way that robotic vacuum cleaners keep your home nice and clean by delivering the iRobot Scooba 450 that is touted to clean your floors in a new way. The iRobot Scooba 450 will be available in North […]
iRobot announced today that it has achieved a significant milestone of selling more than 10 million units around the globe. The company already offers a broad portfolio of robots that do cleaning jobs and much more. Today, the company announced two models of the Braava Floor Mopping Robot, Braava 320 and Braava 380t. These robots have been designed to systematically and efficiently dry or damp mop hard floors, keeping them […]
iRobot Ava 500 | iRobot has just launched the new Ava 500 telepresence robot which can project one's presence to a remote site.
The FCC approves consumer electronics devices for the masses, but what about the FDA? Well, they make sure that all things medical are fit for public service, and the latest candidate to gain approval from this regulatory board is the first robot doctor developed by iRobot. Wait a minute here, doesn’t iRobot churn out Roombas? Yup, that is correct, and the robot doctor in question here is the RP-VITA that […]
Are you looking for a fun way to spruce up the housekeeping chores in your home, especially so when you own the iRobot vacuum cleaner? At the Super iam8bit art exhibition, it seems that the iRobot vacuum cleaner has received an 8-bit makeover that boasted hundreds of works inspired by retro video games. Artist Kelice Penney decided to come up with such colorful covers that were inspired by different characters […]
iRobot has just launched two new cleaning robots. You may already be familiar with the Roomba family of vacuum robots which is getting a new addition with the Roomba 650, Roomba 630 and Roomba 620. With this new series 600, iRobot has improved the waste bin efficiency so that users don’t have to empty it as often. At the same time, the company has added an acoustic sensor to detect […]
Sharp has made a vacuum cleaner that roams about a room going about its business and once it is done it settles into its little charging dock to regain its energy. The Cocorobo which looks very much like the Roomba by iRobot, is actually a tri-lingual vacuum cleaner that can even act as a mobile camera which upon-demand, can take 4 photos of its surroundings which divulge all the details […]
If you’re looking for a robot to keep the floor of your house clean, iRobot’s latest creation – the Scooba 390 should be right up your alley. While it may feature a design similar to the Scooba 230, it is supposed to replace the Scooba 380 which hasn’t been met with too many favorable reviews. The Scooba 390 addresses the 380’s shortcomings with improved user friendliness, up to 30% longer […]
When it comes to war, man and machine will work in tandem in order to achieve victory across all fronts, no matter the cost. Of course, this is the rallying cry of this day and age, but in earlier years before technology became so pervasive, it was just man and animal, with the calvary charging downhill towards the enemy camp. Well, we first took a gander at the iRobot 110 […]
If for some reason you need a remote-controlled robot to do your bidding – be it exploring radioactive areas or setting up instant barricades, iRobot’s Warrior 710 should fit the bill. Going on sale later this year, this robot is an evolution of the Warrior X700 that’s been used in the US military and was also used in Japan last year to help with radiation detection and clean up efforts.The […]
iRobot, creators of many functional and useful robots have just unveiled pre-production prototypes of their upcoming robot – the iRobot 110 FirstLook. Designed to jump right into action, the iRobot 110 FirstLook is built to serve the military and law enforcement. Weighing less than 5lbs and measuring only 10″ long, this small spy robot is also waterproof (up to 3′), shockproof (15′ drops onto concrete), climbs steps, curbs, obstacles and […]