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10 Robots Changing The World

Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.
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Roomba on the battlefieldThe line between remote control and autonomy can be blurry. Take the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system announced in October by iRobot Corp., the company best known for its Roomba line of autonomous vacuums. uPoint MRC, a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots, combines elements of autonomous direction with an Android-based app for operator remote control. The system will go on sale in the second quarter of 2015.
 
Source: iRobot

Roomba on the battlefield
The line between remote control and autonomy can be blurry. Take the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system announced in October by iRobot Corp., the company best known for its Roomba line of autonomous vacuums. uPoint MRC, a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots, combines elements of autonomous direction with an Android-based app for operator remote control. The system will go on sale in the second quarter of 2015.

Source: iRobot

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Ariella
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Ariella,
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10/18/2014 | 9:27:42 PM
Re: robots
@mak63 yes, for carpet, you need the Roomba, which has been around for several years, but still costs 3 figures. 
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mak63,
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10/17/2014 | 4:40:45 PM
Full self-driving automation
I'd like to see those cars deployed and on the road ASAP. So, we can start avoiding accidents and saving lives. Unless, of course, those self-driving cars make the same mistakes as we do.

For the 2015 finals in Pomona, Calif., in June, robots will not only need to drive a car but exit the vehicle and then deal with challenges common at the site of a disaster, such as lifting debris, turning off valves, and cutting through walls

It's not a lot of time for that, is there?
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10/17/2014 | 4:22:45 PM
Re: robots
The O-Duster looks very practical and affordable, but it's only for flat floors. Not very useful for people with rugs, like me actually.
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Ariella,
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10/15/2014 | 3:04:06 PM
robots
Robots are getting pretty cheap nowadays, especially if robotic floor cleaners qualify. O-cedar has a sweeper model that sellf for under $24.  It's favored by pet owners who get tired of sweeping up hair. 
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