Fraggboy wrote:mofan wrote:I was trying to be nice, but yes, Irobot has been resting on its laurels more than "a bit." The motto of the company is "profitable growth" rather than "cutting-edge innovation" or even "profitable innovation" and the results of the last few years demonstrate that the focus is on profits rather than innovation. The 400 series in 2004 was a leap forward, as was the 500 series in 2007, but since that time, the improvements have been very incremental, except perhaps for the recent brushless design, which isn't even a robotics innovation per se. We all hoped that Neato would catalyze more innovation, but they haven't had enough of a market impact to do so. Hopefully Dyson will finally be the catalyst.
gregj wrote:wow, 880 is really crap in comparison.
third_deg wrote:Actually the 880 outperformed almost all robots in CNET testing and effectively tied the Neato robot as each one had victories over the other.
Also 880 intends to take several passes. They are showing single pass
third_deg wrote:...Looks like it creates the map over time similar to samsung. Does not apear to have a bumper. Considering everybody else's vision attempts have still needed a bumper since IR is bad at flat black or dark objects, I have significant real world liabilities for this.
Peter, somehow, width & depth got interchanged.piokrza wrote:At now, japan dyson official website... is showing new data about 360 Eye: ... "Body dimensions Approximately 120 x 242 x 230 (height x width x depth)"
robocleaner wrote:I'm curious as to how it copes with multiple rooms.
It's mapping we're told seems to latch on to just a few high-contrast objects in a room for positioning... how does it see an exit point to the next room?
But given the short run-time and small bin, is it realistic to assume it could cover a multi-room floorplan?
Gordon wrote:Peter, somehow, width & depth got interchanged.
Clearly, as seen in this thread's plan views of the Dyson robot, the length (a.k.a., depth, or fore/aft dimension) is about 5% greater than the robot's (left/right) width. Thus, "120 x 242 x 230 (height x width x depth)" should be 120 x 242 x 230 (height x depth x width).
piokrza wrote:Wasn't it explained in one of their promo-vids? When it leave home-station, it move about 1 meter forward and start to moves in 'rectangular spiral' pattern as far as it encounter any type of object (wall, chair, etc.) - then it follow it and start another 'rectangular spiral' pattern to cover neighboring zone. I guess, it uses quite similar algorithm as LG Hom-Bot or Neato XV...am I wrong?