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Polaris Expands Robotic Pool Cleaning Line
04/20/12 — SAN DIEGO, CA—Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is introducing two new models, the Polaris 9400 Sport and Polaris 9100 Sport, to its Polaris advanced Sport Robotic pool cleaner line for the 2012 pool season. The two new models complement the company's popular Polaris 9300 Sport and 9300xi Sport models, and share the platform's patented Vortex Vacuum technology. The two new models represent an economical robot in the 9100 Sport and a top-of-the-line 9400 Sportrobot that adds ActivMotion Sensor intelligence technology. Both cleaners capture more than four times the debris of other cleaners and cost just pennies a day to operate, reducing…

Panasonic Demos Floor-Scrubbing Robots
05/26/09 — Panasonic Corp. demonstrated an autonomous floor-cleaner robot last month at the Tokyo Fiber Senseware exhibition in Italy, which highlights innovative uses of artificial fibers. Panasonic’s Fukitorimushi, which translates as ‘wipe-up bug” is made of polyester fibers each of which is less than 1/7500th the width of a human hair, according to a report in Slash Gear. The autonomous unit “sees” using a blue-white light that can identify the difference between a spot of clean floor and dirt. When it spots dirt it flashes a red light and inchworms itself over to scrub out the spot by circling and rubbing with…

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