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Robovac Visualizes Your Home
The new Samsung VC-RP30W vacuum cleaner is not an upright - it's down on all fours, so you don't have to. The Samsung robotic vacuum cleaner draws a three-dimensional map of its environment to enable more efficient (both in time and energy) cleaning.
It's time to get rid of that old, inefficient vacuum cleaner, the one that wanders here and there, taking a random walk through your apartment. And no, I'm not talking about your senile housekeeper.
For comparison purposes, you may want to take a look at the robot gardening crab from Neuromancer by William Gibson.
See also this link for more details about the Samsung VC-RP30W Robot Vacuum Cleaner.
Robert Heinlein's 1956 novel The Door Into Summer helped us all to imagine an intelligent robotic vacuum that could also pick things up:
What Hired Girl would do (the first model, not the semi-intelligent robot I developed it into) was to clean floors . . . any floor, all day long and without supervision. And there never was a floor that didn't need cleaning. It swept, or mopped, or vacuum-cleaned, or polished, consulting tapes in its idiot memory to decide which. Anything larger than a BB shot it picked up and placed in a tray on its upper surface, for someone brighter to decide whether to keep or throw away.
(Read more about Heinlein's hired girl robot maid)
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