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(Gizmodo)   Samsung unveils Roomba-like robot vacuum that conquers corners with the help of pop-out spinning blades... er, BRUSHES. Brushes. Definitely not blades. Sorry for the confusion. Please resume your lack of concern about domestic death robots   (gizmodo.com) divider line 68
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2013-01-02 08:50:07 AM  
I bought my nine year old a selection of Hex Bugs for Christmas. I'm expecting a terminator made of hex bugs an legos to come out of his room any day
 
2013-01-02 08:51:00 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-02 08:51:05 AM  
 
2013-01-02 08:57:13 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2PyeXRwhCE

/oblig
 
2013-01-02 08:59:23 AM  
starwarssuperfans.files.wordpress.com

We're slowly catching up with a far away galaxy long, long ago.
 
2013-01-02 09:00:38 AM  
You didn't want an abattoir?
 
2013-01-02 09:00:42 AM  
Nice try, Samesung, but Apple already has a monopoly on sharp edges.
 
2013-01-02 09:01:37 AM  
Will is still smear dog poop all across the room?
 
2013-01-02 09:02:46 AM  
Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.
 
2013-01-02 09:03:42 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-02 09:07:29 AM  

vudukungfu: You didn't want an abattoir?


Just wait until patrons get to the spinning blades just past the Greek frescoes.
 
2013-01-02 09:09:04 AM  
Samsung unveils Roomba-like robot vacuum that conquers corners with the help of pop-out spinning blades...

Roman Roomba. (Probably not NSFW, but linked to just in case)
 
2013-01-02 09:12:52 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-02 09:13:34 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.


Look into the mint robot if all you want is hardwood floors. It's basically an automated sniffer mop (dry and wet) but that's probably all you need for hardwood floor maintenance. The roomba is an actual vacuum which makes it bigger, much louder and generally not optimized for hard surfaces (some complaints of scratching wood floors if the front wheel locks up due to dirt, etc.).
 
2013-01-02 09:15:34 AM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-01-02 09:18:03 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.


Got one of the Roomba 650's for Xmas, look the thing. Goes from hardwood, to throw rugs, to tile and the limited carpet we still have in the house, with no problems.

That thing comes back full every time it's done and I love sicking it on the cat's area near the litter boxes (we have 4 cats total)...

Just based on the experience I've had with it, I'm pretty sure I will be getting one of their Scubas by next Xmas.
 
2013-01-02 09:21:11 AM  
I don't know why the scientists make them.
 
2013-01-02 09:24:39 AM  

ObscureNameHere: vudukungfu: You didn't want an abattoir?

Just wait until patrons get to the spinning blades just past the Greek frescoes.


The last 20 feet is heavily soundproofed
 
2013-01-02 09:27:01 AM  
Oh and for the record, the Roombas use a very similar brush system to get dirt/dust/hair/etc. from corners and the edges... *shrugs*
 
2013-01-02 09:33:26 AM  
If it runs into an Apple product while cleaning the house, does it shutdown and file a lawsuit?
 
2013-01-02 09:33:40 AM  
Came for the Runaway and Old Glory references. I am mostly disappoint, but props to Rapmaster2000
 
2013-01-02 09:35:31 AM  
The only thing the Roomba is good for is scaring the shiat out of small animals. Cats, dogs, and even birds are terrified of the god damn machine that does very little to clean anything other than your bank balance.

/bought one at Costco
//returned one to Costco
 
2013-01-02 09:39:50 AM  
Mobile sword?

/Need to smoke a red
 
2013-01-02 09:41:31 AM  
Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
ecx.images-amazon.com

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod
 
2013-01-02 09:41:48 AM  

thenooch: scaring the shiat out of small animals.


I suspect you have to spend a little time conditioning them. I've seen Youtube videos of cats and kittens riding Roombas.
 
2013-01-02 09:49:44 AM  

memebot_of_doom: thenooch: scaring the shiat out of small animals.

I suspect you have to spend a little time conditioning them. I've seen Youtube videos of cats and kittens riding Roombas.


One of my cats is scared of it, although hiding less and watching it more, but she's the kind of cat that is scared of a lot of stuff (just her personality).

Other 3 cats fled from it at first, now they don't bat an eye and only move if its fixing to hit them. One of them chases after it and swats at it, especially after it docks and goes silent, then the brave cat likes to swat it more...
 
2013-01-02 09:51:44 AM  
Hotlinked from the article comments:

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2013-01-02 09:55:54 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod


What is?
Looks like something from DS9....
 
2013-01-02 09:59:43 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.


I had a roomba from iRobot about 5 years ago. It did great on a small room with very few objects, but if you have pets forget it. The dirt bucket fills up way too fast.
 
2013-01-02 10:00:20 AM  

tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....


I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)
 
2013-01-02 10:01:17 AM  

stuhayes2010: hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.

I had a roomba from iRobot about 5 years ago. It did great on a small room with very few objects, but if you have pets forget it. The dirt bucket fills up way too fast.


Ever consider that 5 years is a long time to improve?
 
2013-01-02 10:04:53 AM  

KellyX: stuhayes2010: hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.

I had a roomba from iRobot about 5 years ago. It did great on a small room with very few objects, but if you have pets forget it. The dirt bucket fills up way too fast.

Ever consider that 5 years is a long time to improve?


It's been way longer than 5 years and I'm still waiting for text to speech not sounding like S.A.M. for the C-64..
 
2013-01-02 10:05:00 AM  

KellyX: stuhayes2010: hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.

I had a roomba from iRobot about 5 years ago. It did great on a small room with very few objects, but if you have pets forget it. The dirt bucket fills up way too fast.

Ever consider that 5 years is a long time to improve?


They may be better, but the price tag is too high for me to try them again.
 
2013-01-02 10:06:31 AM  

KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)


I hear ya but I'm getting an Apple vibe from iRobot. Neato seems more Android.

Very active forums as well.

:)
 
2013-01-02 10:08:44 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300


Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod


Just got mine. Dogs hate it, therefore I love it. Oh, it also cleans really well. Just give the battery a few weeks before you think its defective.
 
2013-01-02 10:08:48 AM  

stuhayes2010: KellyX: stuhayes2010: hillbillypharmacist: Are those things actually worth a damn?  Lord knows we've got hardwood floors and we have to sweep all the time.

I had a roomba from iRobot about 5 years ago. It did great on a small room with very few objects, but if you have pets forget it. The dirt bucket fills up way too fast.

Ever consider that 5 years is a long time to improve?

They may be better, but the price tag is too high for me to try them again.


Guess it depends on the model, if you get the newest, yea, but frankly, the $300-400 isn't bad. I was thinking about it the other night, a decent vacuum is $150-200, for me to just tell it to clean and get to do fark whatever I want, is worth the $200 over the course of the years of life it should have.
 
2013-01-02 10:09:05 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod


Hey, you're going to love this. I bought one back in Nov from Costco on-line. And it's excellent. I tried the roomba and wasn't impressed. I like the Neato because of the room scan capability. It does a great job on the floors. If you have pets, you can purchase an upgrade so it'll pick up pet hair.
 
2013-01-02 10:11:06 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)

I hear ya but I'm getting an Apple vibe from iRobot. Neato seems more Android.

Very active forums as well.

:)


Well, if you go with a Neato let me know, I was very curious about it as well, but the videos I saw on youtube sold me in the end.

Plus about iRobot been doing DARPA and Military contract work well before commercial robots was adding to their list... I assume they got a tad more experience, and besides, been using it for over a week now and just love it, I have nothing but good things to say about it.
 
2013-01-02 10:16:43 AM  

KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)


My only complaint would be the corners. Like all vacuuming robots it misses the corners. Outside of that, it spends on average 15 minutes per room. Extremely thorough.
 
2013-01-02 10:16:48 AM  
joshuachollis.files.wordpress.com /hot like laserz
 
2013-01-02 10:19:30 AM  

KellyX: StoPPeRmobile: KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)

I hear ya but I'm getting an Apple vibe from iRobot. Neato seems more Android.

Very active forums as well.

:)

Well, if you go with a Neato let me know, I was very curious about it as well, but the videos I saw on youtube sold me in the end.

Plus about iRobot been doing DARPA and Military contract work well before commercial robots was adding to their list... I assume they got a tad more experience, and besides, been using it for over a week now and just love it, I have nothing but good things to say about it.


Will be here in 4 days. Now I just have to keep it from killing me in my sleep.

Glad your robot is working out. I have an original Roomba that became my first decent robot project.
 
2013-01-02 10:24:24 AM  
My son has one of these toy vacuum cleaners:
i1156.photobucket.com
It has a tiny amount of suction. If they made these fully functional I would never need to vacuum again.

Little Hoover just turned 3.
 
2013-01-02 10:53:25 AM  

indarwinsshadow: KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)

My only complaint would be the corners. Like all vacuuming robots it misses the corners. Outside of that, it spends on average 15 minutes per room. Extremely thorough.


The spinning brush is designed to get the dirt out of the corners, again, it does a fantastic job. I let it clean the areas near the litter boxes and it got all the loose litter the cats bring out of the box from their paws and kicking out when they bury shiat in it.
 
2013-01-02 10:57:28 AM  

indarwinsshadow: KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)

My only complaint would be the corners. Like all vacuuming robots it misses the corners. Outside of that, it spends on average 15 minutes per room. Extremely thorough.


I don't like the "corner cleaning" capabilities of any of them. The side brushes just throw stuff where the robot isn't. Seems like a problem that could be solved programatically.
 
2013-01-02 11:01:17 AM  

sporkme: My son has one of these toy vacuum cleaners:
[i1156.photobucket.com image 280x280]
It has a tiny amount of suction. If they made these fully functional I would never need to vacuum again.

Little Hoover just turned 3.


Watch out! Gateway vacuum. Just say no!
aimlesscurator.com
 
2013-01-02 11:02:11 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: indarwinsshadow: KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)

My only complaint would be the corners. Like all vacuuming robots it misses the corners. Outside of that, it spends on average 15 minutes per room. Extremely thorough.

I don't like the "corner cleaning" capabilities of any of them. The side brushes just throw stuff where the robot isn't. Seems like a problem that could be solved programatically.


I don't disagree that there is a lot of room for improvement in corners and edges, the brushes seem to get the job done to a good degree though, but short of the ability to put a nozzle to do the edges and the corner (and for it to be intelligent enough to do that or do a follow up on the edges/corners) I'm not certain how to resolve it.

I'm hoping these companies have better ideas being worked out though.
 
2013-01-02 11:12:55 AM  

KellyX: StoPPeRmobile: indarwinsshadow: KellyX: tunacolada: StoPPeRmobile: Should be getting one of these in a couple of days.
$300
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 450x450]

Doesn't seem like the $600 plus Roombas would work well for me.
/can't wait to mod

What is?
Looks like something from DS9....

I was eyeing a Neato robot at first too, I started doing research and watched these videos on youtube that shows each robot being filmed doing the same floor. While the Neato finished its cycle first, it missed a lot of spots, whereas the Roomba did the whole room and didn't miss hardly anything.

And you don't need to drop $600 on the top tier Roomba, I got the 650 model for $400, I opted to spend $50 more for the programmable scheduling that the 650 offered over the 600 model (same thing, just can program it)

My only complaint would be the corners. Like all vacuuming robots it misses the corners. Outside of that, it spends on average 15 minutes per room. Extremely thorough.

I don't like the "corner cleaning" capabilities of any of them. The side brushes just throw stuff where the robot isn't. Seems like a problem that could be solved programatically.

I don't disagree that there is a lot of room for improvement in corners and edges, the brushes seem to get the job done to a good degree though, but short of the ability to put a nozzle to do the edges and the corner (and for it to be intelligent enough to do that or do a follow up on the edges/corners) I'm not certain how to resolve it.

I'm hoping these companies have better ideas being worked out though.


Would be nice not to ever have to worry about keeping floors as clean as the old-timers did, without a maid.
 
2013-01-02 11:16:48 AM  

sporkme: My son has one of these toy vacuum cleaners:
[i1156.photobucket.com image 280x280]
It has a tiny amount of suction. If they made these fully functional I would never need to vacuum again.

Little Hoover just turned 3.


your son ? that's not something a boy should be playing with?

/it should be blue
 
2013-01-02 11:17:06 AM  
I got the Neato pet version for Christmas. I love that goddamn thing. It's a real vacuum and not just a sweeper, it is smart enough to clean all the interconnected areas of the house and still return to it's charger, and it's not random about it. The coolest thing was watching it vacuum perfect squares around each individual leg of my coffee table.

It *is* louder, but that is because it's a real vacuum with suction power and not just rotating knives. The kids named it "Sweepy".
 
2013-01-02 11:25:49 AM  
Do these people not have wives?
 
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