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.

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."


Robots and Laser RangeFinders - Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we've learned how laser rangefinders use triangulation to determine how far the device is from an object. However, when robots use these devices in their navigational systems, triangulation is just half of the story. This is where we discuss the other half.

Robots and Laser RangeFinders - Part 1

In our last news post, we talked about Coroware's new laser rangefinder. We also know that the Neato XV-11, one of the Roomba's promising competitors so far, relies on an inexpensive but reliable laser rangefinder. So what is a laser rangefinder and how is it used in robotics?

Top Robot Vacuum Cleaners In Action

Earlier this year, our news pages featured the entry of promising new robotic vacuum cleaners and even hinted on a brewing multi-sided Robovac Wars. Today, we bring to you some videos showcasing the top names in the industry.

2010 Looking Bright For Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

If Popular Mechanics's list of "22 Top Products" and CES' own "Last Gadget Standing" awards are any indication, robotic vacuum cleaners like the Neato XV-11 and the Evolution Mint are going to make it big in 2010.

International CES Show Day # 1 (January 7, 2010)

What a day it has been!  It has been eventful, fun, exciting, tiring, and I am actually a little relieved that the day is over. There is just so much to see, which I suppose is why it's spanned out over 4 days.  

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