The iRobot Roomba 610 Professional Series is designed especially for cleaning lots of ground and also for places that get lots of traffic, and thus are especially dirty. Here are some of the features of the Roomba 610 robot vacuum cleaner:
Comes with two virtual wall lighthouses
Comes with an Accessory Kit and Case
Two Brush Cleaning Tools
Extra Set of Brushes
Vacuuming Debris Bin
Sweeping Bin is High Capacity
Two Extra Filters
Has three Cleaning Modes
Covered by a Two Year Warranty
Weighted Professional Home Base
Professional Series Power Supply
The iRobot Roomba 610 monitors where it is sweeping with dozens of sensors. It uses this information to adjust its sweeping up to 67 times each second. iRobot has rated the 610 with a “Room Coverage” score of 4, which means that it should be able to clean four normal sized rooms before needing to recharge its battery. The Roomba 610 is one of the iRobot robot vacuum cleaners that is able to charge itself in three hours (the charge time for most of the others is seven.)
The Rhoomba robot vacuum cleaner 610 Professional Series is designed to provide excellent room coverage. It works on hard floors as well as carpeting. The robot vacuum cleaner will avoid cliffs and detect dirt. They feature technology which keeps them from getting stuck and from bumping into objects too hard. The robot vacuum cleaner will be able to find its way to its charger and can be kept out of areas with virtual walls and lighthouses.
A couple months ago, the entire internet got really excited about something called the Panasonic Fukitorimushi floor-cleaning inchworm robot. A bunch of people declared it would be the end of the Roomba. The video and photos in this post are pretty much all that was released. Since then, there hasn’t been anything. I’m thinking it was a concept model. It all appeared to have started from the Tokyo Fiber Senseware 2009 Expo in Milan, Italy. Then a couple of sites picked up the news, and then before you know it, the internet decided this was a real robot vacuum.
The word Fukitorimushi translates to “wipe-up bug.” The robot itself was shown crawling around the room like an inchworm. To clean, the robot was covered in super-absorbent nanofiber cloth developed by Nanofront. The robot itself was designed by Panasonic. If you read the press release from the Expo site, it states that “Part of the robot’s behavior is simulated.” If you take a close look at the robot cleaners in the video below, you’ll notice that they are moving as if they are on wheels and that they aren’t really inching around like inchworms. Particularly the one in the corner looks stuck. Check it out.
There are a lot of extra details on Pink Tentacle, like for instance that the final robot would use a light to scan for dirty areas and would also auto-dock to its charger when its batteries run low (like the Roomba does).
Like many Japanese robots, the Fukitorimushi were also supposed to be more sort of “pet-like” than other robot vacuums. I guess I can see that, considering it looks sort of like a pillow inchworm, and the owner will also need to take care of it in certain ways (such as changing its cover every once in a while).
I say it’s going to end up being vaporware. Sorry everybody!
In our continuing effort to amass all the coolest robot vacuum cleaner stuff in one place, I present to you a Flickr group dedicated to people who make long-exposure photographs of their iRobot Rhoomba robot vacuum cleaners zipping around their rooms. Some of these photos are up to 30 minutes or more long. Another thing that some of the photographers have do is to make sure there are some dirty spots so that the Rhoomba will make some special little spots. I know I’m not doing a great job explaining it, but if you check out the photo, I’m sure you’ll see what I mean.