iRobot will use Android tablets to power service robots
0. phoneArena 10 May 2011, 20:10 posted on
iRobot is hoping to bridge the gap between high-end robots and simple robotic vacuum cleaners, by introducing the AVA, which is the fusion of a robotic frame and an Android tablet...
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1. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
This is so awesome, how much does anyone want to bet Apple will come back with lawsuit over using the lowercase "i" in front name. lol
2. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
its kinda ridiculous of them to use i and android... and anyways isnt there a little vaccum cleaner called irobot? thats where the lawsuit is...
3. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
its the same maker of the little circle robot irobot.
4. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
that and will smith was pretty good in the movie LMAO
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
iRobot makes the roomba. It has nothing to do with Apple. So it's a OK for an android tablet to power it.
7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
ya my bad... didnt realize this WAS the vacum company... haha but doesnt it seem funny they wud use a xoom and not just make their own tablet?
8. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
More cost effective to strike a deal with a company making an existing, awesome tablet, which was probably bringing a better deal to the table than Apple (an example of Apple's offers being "Bend over and we'll take it from here."), than to spend the time, money and resources needed to develop the tablet themselves.
11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i doubt apple made a deal at all... they actually have people to buy their tablets...
nahhh i think this is just a way for motorola to get rid of all the xooms cluttering their shelves...
6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
"We're tablet-agnostic...Right now, Android has what we need,"
9. BarrytheSneak (unregistered)
One step closer to the HumancentiPad?
10. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Speaking of which...looks like he's trying to emulate (blow)Jobs with his outfit, minus a turtleneck.