As promised, here is an explanation for the Nematon I‘s unusual name. It’s a portmanteau of “nematode” and “automaton”.
- Nematode – a tubular roundworm with openings at both ends (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematode)
- Automaton – a self-operating machine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automaton)
Why the change? Poolbot Mk III was increasingly inaccurate. The shape of Poolb… Nematon I is still based on tubes and, though an automaton, is about as sophisticated as a roundworm.