Akihabaranews.com continues their excellent coverage of IREX today with some great photos of the BN-17 Swiffer Robot by Bandai. Although it is pictured pushing a Swiffer, cleaning floors is only one of the capabilities of this robot. Its other functions include those common to other modern companion robots including home security, e-mail, and web access. There is no size, weight or price given, but by the looks of it, I think it’s safe to say that it falls right in between the $400 Roomba and the $85,000 RIDC-01 that was unveiled yesterday. Surprisingly a cursory Google search didn’t yield any additional information on the BN-17, but it has piqued my curiosity so I will remain on the lookout for more details.
Dec 01 2005