Robotics are a clear-cut, assistive technology for humans. They offer our world a wide-range of capabilities ranging from home needed assistance to innovative technological additions to industry. In this issue, we take a look at some useful robotics around the globe:

1. iRobot

iRobot is an American technology firm established by three MIT graduates whose interests are oriented towards robotics. Their vision is to design robots for space exploration, in the meantime they specialize in consumer goods, mainly vacuum cleanliness. The three main robots produced are: Roomba, Braava, and Mirra:


iRobot group created Roomba to specifically have a potent cleaning system with sharp sensors to ensure the quality of cleanliness provided in homes is up to standard. This robot manoeuvers throughout the house, adapting to it structurally, in order to remove all unwanted daily dust.


iRobot’s mopping system. This robot handles stains in areas that seem unreachable. Braava is usually attached to a cleaning pad in order for it to automatically start mopping. Depending on the cleanliness state of the floors, Braava will choose whether wet mopping, damp mopping, or dry sweeping is needed.


Mirra is especially designed for pool cleaning. This robot’s expertise is confined to scrubbing the walls and floors of pools; removing unwanted dirt such as hair and leaves, as well as ensuring a microbe-free environment.