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Vacuum Cleaner Robot

If you think back to about 20 or 25 years ago, you can probably remember all the things that people said would be happening in the future. Some people believed our cars would fly in and we would have houses on the moon. It seems we all look to the future and imagine what could be possible with the use of technology and science. However, believing that we would one day have a vacuum cleaner robot was probably something that seemed far off in the distance too. These days, vacuuming robots are the norm.


A vacuum cleaner robot is exactly what it sounds like. It will move about your house doing all the cleaning tasks necessary without your interaction. You simply push a button and the robot vacuum cleaner cleans all of your floors without you having to lift a finger.


Roomba is the biggest manufacturer of vacuum robots. They have several different models available and they seem to improve upon the technology with each model they create. These vacuum robots are not noisy and are small, so they move around the house without being an interference to what is going on. Some of the models come with virtual wall lighthouses which keep the cleaning robot from moving into rooms that you're not ready to clean yet.


Roomba also makes a robotic vacuum cleaner which can be scheduled to do the cleaning automatically up to seven times per week. This is great for people who work because they can come home to clean floors without having to worry about setting it up. They simply set it once and the vacuum cleaner will clean throughout the week. Let's face it, it's hard to even get our children to clean without telling them to, but a robotic vacuum cleaner can really handle the task without talking back!


A vacuum robot is a great purchase because it helps free you up for other things you want to do rather than spending your whole day vacuuming the house. Plus, they do a great job and can pick up a lot of small particles and even clean around corners and against the wall.


Learn more about the Roomba and all the other iRobot products here on Cool Robot Toys.

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.