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iRobot Roomba, One Clever Little Vacuum Robot

Robots are in many things these days, mainly cars, consumer electronics and home appliances. They are not the kind of human like Robot that you see in movies, but simply a computer that does some fairly powerful processing of a specific task. Some of these robots even learn from their experiences and get better. Most of them are designed to make our lives easier and do things that are considered to be repetitive and boring for humans. One such robot that fits perfectly into this criteria is the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner.

 

The Roomba is developed by the company iRobot that have their roots in the robot and artificial intelligence work that began in the 1980's. Much of this work was based around developing insect type robots. So things like spiders and beetles and other types of creatures were used as inspiration to make metal and silicon simulacrums.

 

Out of this work came the Roomba. If any thing it is like a beetle in that it scurries across a surface (hardwood floor, linoleum, carpet..even outdoor areas like patios) cleaning up and generally making things look spic and span.

 

There are a variety of Roomba vacuum robots. The varieties indicate modifications based on experience or specialty models. So the Roomba started off with the 3 series vacuum cleaner and has advanced to a 6 series model. Things have been improved along the way, such as a better homing device when it tries to return to base for recharging. The moving and cleaning parts have been improved so that they do not get clogged with dirt and hair as easily.

 

The sum of all these modifications is an efficient vacuum cleaner that will clean your carpets for you. You can even program it to come on when you are at work or sleeping at night.

 

Other varieties of Roomba include the scooba that is more effective with hardwood floors, linoleum and other surfaces that are not carpeted. In short, it washes as well as cleaning the surface. The garage, workshop and outdoor areas are also thought of with the Dirt Dog Roomba. This will do the cleaning in these parts of the home. As it's name suggests it is a bit more robust and can pick up bigger objects. It has a larger dirt bin than other Roombas too.

 

A Roomba vacuum robot cleaner works. If you find cleaning the carpets a tedious chore then let a Roomba vacuum cleaner take the load off you.

 

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