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The Most Promising Companies in Robotics

Whilst fears of a hostile takeover by robotic overlords remains as concerning as ever for many at the table of popular culture, this tech area is gaining popularity so fast. David Hanson, American roboticist, thinks that robots are as smart, creative and capable as human beings, and fully conscious and self-discerning with free will.

error on wi fi indicator

Hello!  I have a problem with the WiFi indicator .When he pressed the buttons Home and Spot for 2 sec nothing happens.how do I fix it?(Roomba 691)
 

Caveat Emptor - Neato Connect

In November 2016, I bit the bullet and paid the "Neato premium" price for one of their top-of-the-line "Connect" models.

Say no to dust, sweeping robots care for your family

In recent years, with the intensification of air pollution, haze has worsened, and all people are aware of the harm of haze weather to the human respiratory system. The dust that we produce in daily home cleaning can also be harmful to humans. Sweeping robots free us from harm.

How to replace the battery in the iRobot Roomba

 

Replacing the battery with your own hands is very simple, but it is better to combine it with a small prophylaxis of the vacuum cleaner.

 

1 Turn the vacuum cleaner on the top cover and immediately unfasten the garbage container.
2 Unscrew the four screws for attaching the bottom cover of the Roomba. Look at the photo.

To Anyone Else Having "Erratic Behavior" with a Neato

Specifically, the Neato in question is a XV-21. "Erratic Behavior," as defined by Neato, is when your unit attempts to clean the room but does not clean the whole room. I'd like to add that, "it attempts to clean the room, doesn't clean the full room, but says/thinks it did by proposing itself 'finished' (after less than 5 minutes) and returns to it's base."

 

Roomba 530S Serial Port Mod

Since the Roomba 530S does not come with it’s programming port exposed I had to do a slight modification in order to get it ready for hacking. Equipped with a 1/2″ spade bit and some masking tape I carved out a hole for my serial tether to plug into.

Parts:

Satisfied Kärcher Robocleaner RC 3000 owners?

I decided to see if I could get *most*  Kärcher Robocleaner RC 3000 owners to chime in here.  Generally, you see members with issues posting in the forums.  Fortuately, there is very little discussion with the RC 3000 here which is a great sign.  Some need batteries replaced, one wanted to revive one they purchased from eBay.

 

ProTech Robotics - Horrible Experience

Sent my less than a year old Roomba 535 to this outfit.  $50 just to send it.  Sent to them in October, took until January to get a response, which was they could fix it for $455.  I only paid $225 for the unit NEW!  I pointed this out and they just said it's not their fault if parts to fix exceed cost of purchase.  They "insist" on fixing it to be like new.  Unit

2011 Consumer Electronics Show: Apple takes a pass at trade show touting tablets

The annual Consumer Electronics Show that opens in LV Thurs will feature the introduction of a crowd of tablets. The usual suspects, for instance smartphones and gaming devices will even make token appearances.

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