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.

International CES Show Day # 3 (January 9, 2010)

Since we had already covered all of the booths that had to pertain to robotics, we wanted to attend "The Last Gadget Standing" show.  The show started at 10:30 in one of the meeting rooms.  I arrived at the show doors early.

International CES Show Day # 2 (January 8, 2010)

Day # 2 was very eventful and there were a few new robotic booths that we didn't get to on the first day.  

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.  

International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 is a few days away!!

This year I am going to attend the 2010 International CES show located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Last year there weren't a lot of robots offered and hopefully that will change this year.

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