Many have witness iRobot’s Roomba vacuums cleaning robot but this new product, the Scooba 5900, not only vacuums, it also washes, scrub and dries the floor. The Scooba 5900 floor washing robot is designed to clean floor autonomously with just a push of the buttons.
Scooba 5900 can clean up to 500 square feet on a single battery charge run, and provided maximum coverage of large floor areas. It dispenses fresh solution as it moves along to clean hard-to-reach areas such as under the kitchen cabinets, tables and cupboards. It is programmed to prep, wash, scrub and dry autonomously. The robot prep by vacuuming any loose dirt or crumbs before dispensing water and cleaning solution for wash. Following, its rotating brush would gently scrub and remove spills, dirt and grime from the floor surface before drying the floor off by the collection of the dirty water. The dirty water is collected to prevent spreading and also for easy disposal, to accelerate the drying time and for the convenient of the user. It sleek design allows it to maneuver through around kitchen decor and it is safe to use on all sealed hardwood, tile and linoleum.
Similar to Roomba, the Scooba 5900 consist of a front bumper sensor and surrounding sensor to detect obstacle and automatically avoiding while it cleans and washes. Its’ cleaning algorithms strength is demonstrated when it cleans an entire standard size kitchen autonomously in just a period of 45 minutes.
Check out the iRobot Scooba 5900 demonstration video and features on the iRobot's website
Cost: iRobot Scooba 5900 - USD$399.900
In addition, iRobot has came up with the iRobot Create Programmable Robot. Like a basic platform for the Roomba and Scooba, the iRobot Create Programmable Robot is a durable, reliable, fully assembled programmable robot with out-of-the-box operation. It has 10 built-in demos, 32 built-in sensors, an open cargo bay and 25-pin expansion port that allows you to add your own sensors, grippers, wireless connections, computers or other hardware. This product is great for experimenting with robotics.
Cost: iRobot Create Programmable Robot - USD$129.99
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