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Robots Finally Learning to Clean the Bathroom

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Robotic system cleaning a toilet.

Researchers at the University of Koblenz-Landa in Germany, competing at the World Robot Summit (WRS) in Japan, developed a robotic system that was able to successfully clean at least 80% of the liquid from on and around a toilet, and remove trash from the floor of a bathroom. There were a variety of different approaches that the teams used for this particular challenge at the WRS, including building a robotic system around the entire bathroom to handle the cleaning tasks. However, the German team's method proved to be the most practical robotic system.

The researchers used the PAL Robotics TIAGo system for the competition.

From IEEE Spectrum
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