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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…