Winbot Scrubs Your Windows

Winbot is a pretty cool little window-cleaning robot from Ecovacs. It's a Roomba for windows.


(Winbot on the job)

Winbot is a two-piece window cleaning robot that ... uses magnets to cling together on either side of a pane of glass. It then follows a zig-zag motion and uses a combination of cleaning solution and three sets of micro-fiber scrubbers to clean the window. However, unlike the Windoro which can handle a glass thickness up to 25 mm the Winbot is only good up to 12 mm (no thicker than 0.4 inches). You can change the magnetic attraction by turning the handle until an indicator light says everything is optimal

The Winbot costs around $400.

Arthur C. Clarke described window-cleaner robots in his 1972 novel Rendezvous with Rama:

There were the "window cleaners," with large padded feet, who were apparently polishing their way the whole length of Rama's six artificial suns. Their enormous shadows, cast right across the diameter of the world, sometimes caused temporary eclipses on the far side.

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