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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.

Life, Robotic

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a link to my blog with you where I am detailing my creation of the world's first robotic life form that is scientifically defined as being "alive"... Here is a link: http://life-robotic.blogspot.com/2011/01/life-robotic.html

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

Tablets are expected to steal the 2011 CES, which gets under way January 6 in Las Vegas. Traditional technologies will nevertheless have their moments. New smartphones and the latest gaming advances will make headlines. However as the year of the tablet begins with CES 2011, notably absent are the company all others try to emulate.

International CES is quickly approaching!!

Hello all!!  It's once again days away from the International CES show located in Las Vegas, NV!!  I have been checking out all who is attending and there are more robotic exhibitors this year, including iRobot!!

 

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.

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