Autonomous Robots

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 227–235

Cleaning and Household Robots: A Technology Survey

  • Paolo Fiorini
  • Erwin Prassler

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008954632763

Cite this article as:
Fiorini, P. & Prassler, E. Autonomous Robots (2000) 9: 227. doi:10.1023/A:1008954632763


This paper describes some of the main technology areas that have been actually used in the development of cleaning robots. The approach taken in this survey is to examine the characteristics of cleaning robots that have made successful laboratory demonstration or have become commercial products. We then identify the technology approach followed by the authors, and group their contributions in a few general areas. The result is a summary of used approaches to thesolution of difficult, albeit very practical, problems in the area of autonomous execution of cleaning tasks.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Fiorini
    • 1
  • Erwin Prassler
    • 2
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.FAW—Research Institute for Applied Knowledge ProcessingUlmGermany

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