[Cyborg] Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum

Tomm tomm.fire at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 21:27:30 UTC 2011

Neat!  I had missed that too.  Here's a video of their SLAM 
(simultaneous localization and mapping) algorithm working with the 
on-board laser:

The temporal blue marks following it around are an engineer watching the 


On 6/2/11 6:26 PM, Eric Boyd wrote:
> http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/24/neato-xv-11-robotic-vacuum-review/
> Obviously by the date in that url I'm super late to this party, but wow,
> this XV-11 guy is so much smarter than the roomba!  And it's got a
> LIDAR!  The video in that article is a must watch, you can see the XV-11
> methodically scan the room and then follow this totally optimized course
> to vacuum it without bumping into anything or cover many areas more than
> once.  Astonishing for those of us used to the cute bumbling of the
> roomba.  Clearly our robot underlords are getting more methodical.  Can
> the robot uprising be far off now?
> Eric
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