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What to Expect from ProTech Robotics Customer Service?

When I previously contemplated getting a Li battery for my wife's Roomba, everything I read indicated the OEM charger could not be used with them.  When I visited the ProTech Robotics site, it was unclear from the "Details" about their Li battery whether a separate charger or the OEM charger was required:

WowWee’s Roboscooper: Scoop ‘Em Up or Whack ‘Em Down

Who says kids can’t have their own bot cleaner?

Underwater Robots and the BP Oil Spill - Making a Case for the Advancement of Robotics in Education

Shouldn’t your kid be learning Robotics 101? At the BP oil spill, robots are showing once again why the time has come for robotics as well as subjects leading to it should be given a boost in academic institutions. 

Android OS Now Used To Drive Real Robots

For those wondering about the propriety of the name "Android" as a mobile device operating system, wonder no more because its real purpose has finally been revealed. It's really an operating system for robots.

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?

GåågleBot - The Robovac Librarian

Looks like the Roomba has beaten Google in real world indexing.

Will Roomba Be Joining PackBot in Battle?

We know that iRobot's deeply involved in US military operations through its PackBot, but what can the robot company's robotic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, do to help?

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.

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