Roombas Robot Roots - Guiding the Roomba

By eweek  |  Posted 2007-09-13 Print this article Print
Roombas Robot Roots - Guiding the Roomba
The Roomba 560 comes with a device called a Lighthouse that replaces the Virtual Wall of the original Roomba. The Lighthouse is used to mark the doorway into a new room, so that the robot knows where one room ends and another begins. This wa
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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