Robot Home Vacuum Cleaners, circa 2002
insectlike minds, on the edge of functionality


iRobot Roomba (USA)
dia 34cm ht 9cm
2.7kg 1-1.5hr run
$200



Electrolux Trilobite (Sweden)
dia 35cm ht 13cm
5kg 1hr run
self-recharging 2hr
$1,400



Kärcher RC 3000 (Germany)
dia 29cm ht 10cm
1.8kg 20-60min run
self-recharging 10-50min
self-emptying
$1,700



Dyson DC06 (England)
9.2kg
$3,500



Matsushita [Panasonic] (Japan)
1hr run
$4,000



Minolta (Japan)
8kg 2hr run



Hitachi (Japan)
4kg 1hr run
dia 25cm ht 13cm
extending corner nozzle
self-recharging
self-emptying
camera mapping
$2,000



FloorBotics V4 (Australia)
$1,000 1.25hr run



Robot Institutional Floor Scrubbers, 2002
bigger, a little smarter


Hefter ST82 R (Germany)
uses Siemens navigation
system "Sinas"



Kärcher BR 700 robot (Germany)




Kent (div. Electrolux) RoboKent (Sweden)
developed, used in USA since 1991



Windsor RoboScrub (USA)
developed 1991