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Updated 9/24/05

 Here is a genuine household application of robotics, a electric sweeper that works extremely well on rugs, tile and wooden floors. The plan is to modify a "Dirt Devil" brand sweeper to be autonomous in its cleaning, complete with processor, bumpers and drive motors. Here is a photo essay on its progress.
Final Report - October 16, 2005 Status Report 5 - September 24, 2005. Redesigned front bumper for superb tactile performance Status Report 4 - September 20, 2005, New gearing, and experimental adjustable bumper Status Report 3 - August 18, 2005, New mid wheel configuration tests Status Report 2 - August 6 2005, First rear wheel configuration tests Status Report 1 - July 19 2005, initial starting point More to Come - this is just the beginning! HOME

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