Roombas Robot Roots

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-09-13 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Roomba 560 shown doing what it does best -- cleaning hard surfaces and along edges. While the little robot can do a good job with other surfaces, including carpet, it really excels on wood floors.
 
The Roomba floor cleaner is designed to make life easier for consumers, but its maker, iRobot, has a long history with industrial and military robots. Check out this slide show to see how the technology that has patrolled battlefields, searched the ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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