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Robots

RoboDynamics Luna Personal Robot

by Johan on May 11, 2011

RoboDynamics Luna Personal Robot

The Luna from RoboDynamics is the first robot to feature a native App Store, standard PC architecture, an open Linux based operating system, touchscreen display, WiFi, and multiple tactically located standard USB based expansion ports for infinite expandability. This 5-foot tall personal robot features an 8-inch touchscreen, a couple of cameras, a wireless connectivity, a three-mic array and a variety of sensors. One thousand limited edition Luna personal robots will begin shipping in 4th Quarter 2011 on a first come first serve basis with corresponding serial numbers for $3,000. General availability of Luna will begin in the second half of 2012 and pricing will be announced later this year. The first 25 of the limited edition Luna personal robots will be auctioned off in the coming weeks and proceeds will benefit the RoboDynamics Educational Outreach Program where we will give away Luna robots to qualified students and university researchers. Read more

Kondo KMR-M6 Spider Robot

by Johan on April 10, 2011

Kondo KMR-M6 Spider Robot

Kondo has recently unveiled a new spider robot in Japan. Dubbed as the KMR-M6, this robot comes equipped with an optional spacing, a camera, grippers and servomotors to add more fun and flexibilities to your research and developments. The Kondo KMR-M6 spider robot is now available for 76,800 Yen or around $900. Read more

Samsung VC-RL87W Vacuum Robot With A Video Camera

Samsung is ready to release the Samsung VC-RL87W vacuum robot in South Korea. What makes this vacuum cleaner special is that it has a built-in video camera with a microphone. Using the Samsung VC-RL87W, you can record footage and control the vacuum remotely from your smartphone or computer. The mic also allows you to talk to people using the vacuum as well. What’s more, the Samsung VC-RL87W has turbo mode and edge cleaning modes. Folks in South Korea are able to buy the Samsung VC-RL87W vacuum robot for 799,000 Won or around $700. Read more

The Tango Stealth is Samsung’s latest robot vacuum cleaner that emits 50db while working. This ultra silent robot vacuum cleaner detects dust and cleans your house’s floor automatically. The Tango Stealth is also faster than its predecessors. The Samsung Tango Stealth ultra silent robot vacuum cleaner will be available in South Korea for 750,000 Won ($670). [Ubergizmo]

iRobot Scooba 230 And Roomba 700 Series

by Johan on January 3, 2011

iRobot Scooba 230 And Roomba 700 Series

iRobot Corp. today announced a couple of new home robots to do your dirty work, the iRobot Scooba 230 and the iRobot Roomba 700 Series. The former is a floor washing robot that is small enough to clean in tight spaces and around bathroom fixtures, while the latter is the smartest and most effective Roomba vacuum cleaning robots to date. The iRobot Scooba 230 and iRobot Roomba 700 Series feature the iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology, which is known as the most intuitive, flexible and effective way to clean your floors. This system of software and sensors monitors the environment 64 times per second, using dozens of behaviors to ensure the entire floor is thoroughly cleaned. The dirt-centric technology ensures thorough coverage, including under and around furniture, and multiple passes over the areas that need it most. Both robots will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6th, 2011. [Press Release]