Looking for a beam robot to use indoor...

Is there any beam robot to use inside my home ?
I'd like have a robot able to run in my living room (4 20w fluorescent
lamps).
Thanks.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Just about any beam robot will run inside your house. What you want it for is a different matter. 99% of beam robots are there to look nice, as aesthetics is a key component of beam robots. The rest couldn't exactly do your ironing yet but advances are being made. If you're interested in starting out have a look at solarbotics.net - it has a ton of info to get you going =D.
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You have a supply and demand problem.
Most solar cells will not produce much power under 20W Fluorescents. Take a typical cell and place it under your lighting. Measure the output voltage and current. Use Ohm's law to determine how many solar cells you will need. A typical Beam photovore requires a 3-4V and 20-50mA.
To run around your living room, assuming carpeting and the like, you'll likely want more than a photovore. These require smooth surfaces. Perhaps a turbot or a walker would be more appropriate. Of course, these types of robots use motors with higher power demands.
You may want to consider using batteries.
Hope that helps,
J Wolfgang Goerlich
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