October 7, 2010

This Robot Does Windows

Think of it as vertical Roomba. The Korean Windoro window cleaning robot is a combination of two neodymium magnets, with one on each side of the glass. The Pohang Institute of Intelligent Robotics bot uses sensors and obstacle detection for movement, while using spinning pads and detergent to take care of the chore. Unfortunately, it cannot move from one pane to another and ended up costing PIRO about $260,000 to build, so we might stick to the hose for now.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 7, 2010 9:05 PM
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