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Robots: The window washing game changer

February 7, 2013

NEW YORK — For years, those in charge of keep the windows in New York's skyscrapers pristine have fascinated ground-dwellers, but their future may be as up in the air as they spend their days, according to The Wall Street Journal.

robot cleanerThe livelihood of traditional window washers may very well be challenged by technology in the form of the Winbot 7, which is a compact machine being called the first full-service window washing robot by manufacturer Ecovacs Robotics, the article stated.

According to the article, the Winbot 7, which resembles a Roomba vacuum cleaner, "attaches itself to a pane, maps out its perimeter and proceeds to clean the surface, playing a tinny tune when the work is completed."

Currently, the robot is being positioned for busy homeowners looking to save a little time and money, but Nick Savadian, executive general manager of the company's U.S. arm said the robots could one day have potential applications on skyscrapers, the article noted.

"Winbot is very proud to put itself in that position. It will clean the outside without taking any chances of liability," said Savadian.

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