Windoro window cleaning robot

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Windoro booth at CES 2012

Ilshim Global Co., Ltd., the maker of the original window cleaning robot Windoro, was demonstrating its window cleaning robot just a few blocks from Yujin. The two part robot was cleaning the window of the booth tirelessly and it sure has stopped bypassing people. This model was the same that were on display in IFA last year, but Ilshim is working on a new model that I was invited to check out.

A Windoro robot consists of two parts. One that does the navigation and moving, and another one that cleans the window. The two parts go on the two sides of the glass and they are hold together with a magnetic force. Windoro robots clean the window with 4 rotating micro-fiber cloths that are constantly dampened by the robot with a window cleaning solution. Current generation of the robot. When the robot is placed on the window the magnetic field must be adjusted to the thickness of the glass, and than the cleaning can begin. Currently there are two versions of the robot depending on the window thickness (single pane with 5-15 mm thickness and double pane with 16-20 mm thickness).

The next generation of Windoro robots, scheduled to be launched in July this year, will have larger rotating pads, and two stripes of fixed cleaning cloths on the navigation module to clean both sides of the window at the same time. Since the inside parts of the window are not as dirty as the outside, the fixed cleaning cloth can suite most houses or shop windows. The outer shell of the robot will also change to include better, more detailed indicators, but no sample unit was available here at CES 2012 yet.

The third generation of the robot is also in the works. The third Windoro that is expected to arrive in 2013 will cover eliminate the need for two different models depending on the thickness of the window. One model will fit all windows.

The Windoro is already available in several European countries for around €450, but Canadian buyers will have to wait for another two more months before they can get hold of one. Windoro will first be available in Japan from the end of March, and by the end of June 2012 Windoro will be available in 30 countries. Windoro is intended to be used in homes and small stores to clean shop windows.

Current Windoro model
Next generation Windoro model

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