A robotic cleaning machine might be considered a subset of the robotic nurses’ aide. Its only consideration, after all, is the floor, on which gravity concentrates dirt accumulation. The sketch in Figure 10.1 looks little different from the scrubbing machines we see being maneuvered around air terminals, supermarkets, malls, factories, etc. However, there is no human driver. The commercial cleaning robot is sensate and can clean or vacuum large areas on its own, though it is probably subservient to a human janitorial supervisor.
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