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Posted by - NA - on 27 Aug 2010 12:11 PM
Boisbriand, Quebec (PRWEB) August 27, 2010

RobotShop Distribution Inc. announced today that they will be among the top online retailing stores to sell the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner, a robotic floor cleaning appliance designed exclusively for hard surface floor cleaning.

RobotShop is on a continuous search for the latest and most innovative robotic technology. It is only appropriate that the Mint from Evolution Robotics be added to its growing line of robotic floor cleaners. Mint automatically dusts and wet mops hard surface floors using popular cleaning cloths, such as Swiffer® brand Dry and Wet Cloths® and other similar products.

"RobotShop has cooperated with Evolution Robotics for many years by selling their popular ER1 and their NorthStar detector kit,” said Mario Tremblay, president and founder of RobotShop. “We are proud to stand beside Evolution Robotics to introduce the new smart and automatic floor cleaner, Mint. We are clearly entering a new phase in the evolution of floor care."

Mint has been honoured with a Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s Choice award for best new product at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and a silver IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) in the “Home Living” category by the Industrial Design Society of America. Guided by Evolution’s own NorthStar® technology, Mint is smart enough to navigate and clean a room systematically without human assistance and meticulously tracks where it cleans to ensure it doesn’t miss a spot. To clean into hard to reach places, Mint’s unconventional square body breaks the mold of traditional round robots allowing the cleaning cloth to clean along edges of walls and all the way into corners. Mint adapts to different home environments using a range of sensors including first-of-their-kind floor sensors to detect floor transitions and sensors for cleaning on slippery floors which allow Mint to adjust friction of the cleaning pad to maintain optimal traction with its wheels.

“We are very excited that RobotShop will be one of the first places where customers will be able to purchase Mint and experience the latest evolution in floor care,” said Paolo Pirjanian. “Mint uses advanced navigation and is loaded with aerospace-grade technologies that take over the chore of floor cleaning, allowing our customers to spend their time doing the things they enjoy.”

About Evolution Robotics

Evolution Robotics, Inc. is based in Pasadena, CA, and partners with brand leaders to make their products smarter by providing solutions for vision, autonomous navigation and intelligence. From toys to cell phones and vacuum cleaners to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s technologies have been brought to market through partners which include Sony, Bandai, Sharper Image and AU Phones from KDDI in Japan, representing more than 50 million installations. Evolution Robotics is an operating company of Idealab, a creator and operator of technology businesses.

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About RobotShop Distribution inc.

RobotShop is a closely held company and a leader in the distribution of personal and professional robot technology. It provides personal and domestic robots, professional robots, development platforms and robot kits and specialized robotic parts. RobotShop is undertaking a broad strategic program aimed at promoting the evolution of robotic processes within our society, leading to the creation of a whole new world of possibilities: Robotics at your service!®

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