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SCOOBA Floor Washer Robot
The First Robotic Floor Washer
Called the first consumer robot to replace the mop and bucket by Popular Science magazine, the Scooba (invented by the experts who created the Roomba) is the automatic robot that efficiently and simultaneously prepares, washes, scrubs, and dries tile, linoleum, or sealed hardwood floors, without human intervention. Using a specially formulated bleach-free solution, Scooba methodically cleans a medium-sized kitchen floor in as little as 45 minutes, navigating independently and adjusting up to 67 times per second to maintain the most efficient pattern.
SCOOBA Floor Washer Robot
As it passes over flooring, the robot picks up loose dirt and sprays solution, while a rotary scrubber gently cleans, and a drier picks up the solution. Approximately the diameter of a dinner plate, the robot is compact enough to reach under cabinet kick boards and most furniture, and at the touch of a button, it courses through a room, moving around chair legs, ledges, and other potential roadblocks thanks to patented AWARE sensor technology that redirects the robot when it gently encounters an object in its path. The robot cleans a standard-sized kitchen floor on a single tank, and it can be restricted to clean specific areas using the included Virtual Wall (additional walls sold below) that creates an infrared beam the Scooba will not cross. Includes 8 oz. of cleaning solution, a built-in rechargeable battery, and charging station. 3 1/2" H x 14 3/4" Diam. (12 1/2 lbs.)
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