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UK’s Robot Wars is Back. But Where the &*!@ Is Diotoir?

UK’s Robot Wars is back on the air.  The 4th episode was broadcast Sunday night– and a lovable, destroyable robot named Terror Turtle met his demise when he got flipped out of the ring. The Cute Ones Always Perish   Reading the news about Terror Turtle made me wonder: how is Díotóir– a completely insane looking battle robot from Ireland– … Read more…

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This Robot Can Kick Your Butt at Foosball

Humanity has all but given up on trying to beat computers at chess.  It’s a pathetic situation for us glorified monkeys, actually.  Regarding computer vs. human chess matches, McGill computer scientist Monty Newborn has literally said: “The science is done.” Keep in mind that Newborn uttered that bleak (or if you are a robotics fanatic, happy) … Read more…

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This One-Eyed Butler Bot Nags You to Go to the Gym

Yesterday I wrote about how Pepper the “emotional” robot is coming to the USA.  Today, I found out that Pepper has some competition: a cheaper, trashcan-shaped cyclops called Big-I. Big-I isn’t as cute as Pepper.  And he doesn’t have nearly as many motors.  However, if Big-I works the way he’s supposed to he could be a lot more … Read more…

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Tigershark QC Review – (2017 Update) – Comparisons & Pros and Cons

TigerShark QC Review: Not Bad, but Not the Best Hayward has been building pool robots since 2006.  That’s not quite as long as Maytronics Dolphin or AquaBot.  However, Hayward subsidiary AquaVac has been in the automated pool cleaners business since 1962. The great granddaddy of robotic pool cleaners has a great pool robot in the TigerShark.  In terms … Read more…

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Robotic Pool Cleaner Review: Aquabot T4RC

Aquabot Turbo T4RC Review: Looks Tough, Wears Diapers Like Maytronics Dolphin, Aquabot has been in the pool robot game for quite a while.  Both Maytronics and Aquabot have been building robotic pool bots since the 80s.  But over the years, Maytronics has managed to a gain a whole lot of ground on Aquabot. The new … Read more…

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A Roomba Pool Cleaner? An In-Depth iRobot Mirra Review (2017 Update)

Introducing Mirra, the Roomba Pool Cleaner Roomba fans were excited when iRobot (the company that makes Roomba) came out with a high end robotic pool cleaner called iRobot Mirra. iRobot is one of the biggest names in household robotics.  But can it compete with the current market leader in the world of pool robotics, Dolphin Maytronics?  Read this … Read more…

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Robotic Pool Cleaner Review: Dolphin M4 Pool Cleaner (With Video)

Maytronics Dolphin M4 Review In the previous installment of this series on robotic pool cleaners, we compared the best Dolphin series pool cleaner the Dolphin Premier to his cheaper, more popular little brother: the Dolphin Nautilus. The Nautilus turned out to be a solid pool cleaner, even though it lacked some of the features found … Read more…

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Robotic Pool Cleaner Review: Dolphin Nautilus

The Dolphin Nautilus: Is It Better Than the Dolphin Premier? Out of all the many pool robots that I have investigated so far, the Dolphin Premier turned out to be the best. However, there’s one problem with the Premier: it is a bit pricey. So to see if I could find a cheaper pool cleaning robot that … Read more…

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Robotic Pool Cleaner Review: Polaris 9550 Sport

The Polaris 9550 Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner Is Not As Good As It Looks The Polaris 9550 Sport is decent little robotic pool cleaner.  But because it’s so expensive and has snazzy good looks, I expected muscular performance.  But the Polaris 9550 is not the Arnold Schwarzenegger of robotic pool cleaners.  It’s just average. The Polaris 9550 Sport’s main … Read more…