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Before vacuum cleaners came floor
sweepers, Bissell being oldest extant examples.
Well made ones work fine on hard floors and low-pile
carpet. So why not motorize and add semi-autonomous
guidance, a la Roomba and Neato? A floor sweeper is a
simpler than a vacuum cleaner so this could
I think these must exist but the prevalence of robotic
vacuum cleaners floods the search results. But if there
really is nonesuch available, it might be worth a
Some motorized but none autonomous [kdf, Jul 11 2020]
[RayfordSteele, Jul 11 2020]
(?) HDHVS - it looks like there are no good matches for your search
[pashute, Jul 15 2020]
HDHVc + S(sweeper). It's always hard to know if to look deep or shallow. [wjt, Jul 16 2020]
Mocoro Mini Sweeping Robot
[kdf, Jul 16 2020]
||We always had a Ewbank cleaner. Everyone did at
one time in the UK. I see no reason why they
couldn't be automated and let loose. [+]
||So [nineteenthly]'s HDHVS?
||No, a little less elaborate.
||But is fanning sweeping allowed?
||Sorry, no ... Just brushes against the floor to
sweep debris into a catch tray.
||I think these must exist but I still havent found
examples online. Anyone else?
||I'm thinking I wouldn't have to sweep up the kitty litter every
day that gets kicked out of the box. Frisco likes to act like he's
hiking a football in there. It could work and be quite useful for
us cat lovers. (if that isn't an 8th bait I don't know what is.)
||What's the verdict? Where's the ks? When can we have a
robotic floor and carpet cleaner that doesn't suck.
||By the way, years ago there was a ball that rolled randomly
around inside a ring with wiping paper that picked up the
dust without any machinery. I have it somewhere in my
||Pashute, I havent found any similar product and
havent myself started prospecting for kickstarter
collaborators. Making some local inquiries to see if
anyone in my circle of acquaintances is interested.
||The rolling ball/ring/wiper combination ... did it
have a product name? Id like to see how it
||Pashute - is the Mocoro Mini Sweeping Robot (link) what you
||As I child, we used to run around the block pushing one through the leaves. Admittedly a challenging test run, but you wouldn't believe how clogged and ineffective they become without some sucking or mulching feature.
||...run around the block pushing one through the
leaves ... clogged and ineffective they
||Pick the right tool for the job. Bissell or Ewbank
for floor sweeping inside, Agri-fab or Black &
Decker for leaf sweeping outside.
||I just bought a motorized Bissell floor sweeper. Not just to
*use* but also to see how much it would need to be semi-
autonomous. This model you still have push around but the
sweeper/beater brush is battery powered. So - it would
need independent motors for the wheels, a guidance
system, and a charging dock. Doesn't seem like a lot, but I
don't know if anyone could bring it to market at a
competitive price. The sweeper I bought was around
$35, low-end "robotic vacuums" start at just over $100.
Pretty narrow range to fit a non-sucky robotic sweeper.