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iRobot’s CEO Says They Will Not Sell Your Roomba’s Mapping Data

07/28/2017, Recently the makers of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner have come under fire based on a quote that its company’s CEO made to Reuters, in which according to iRobot’s CEO Colin Angle, he seemed to suggest that the mapping data of your home collected by...

Roomba Is Hoping To Sell The Maps Of Your Home To The Highest Bidder

07/24/2017, When you watch a Roomba in action when it cleans a home, you might be impressed with how it can figure out when to stop, when to turn, and how it avoids objects and obstacles in its way. We have to admit that it looks pretty amazing in action, but did you...

A Roomba And Dog Poop Aren’t A Match Made In Heaven

08/18/2016, Ever dropped an egg on the floor and tried to wipe it up? If you have, you know that this actually makes it worse as due to the nature of a raw egg, trying to wipe it up and treating it like spilt water will actually spread it around and make the area of...

iRobot Gets Government Approval To Build Robot Lawn Mowers

08/13/2015, For close to a decade now it has been rumored that iRobot is looking into building robot lawn mowers, this is the company that makes the Roomba if you’re unable to figure out what it is that this company does. The company may have wanted to build...

Robot “Commits Suicide” On Stove

11/14/2013, For all the amount of artificial intelligence that a robotic vacuum cleaner is supposed to have, here is a case where it actually experienced a fatal miscalculation. Apparently, a cleaning robot was reported to have switched itself on before making its...

Roomba 880 Makes Short Work Of Dirt Around The Home

11/11/2013, One of the more useful tools to have in the home would be that of a vacuum cleaner – it certainly does a pretty good job of clearing up all the dust and dirt in all of the rooms, although it can prove to be a tad noisy at times. However, over the...

Goomba and other Nintendo icons rock your iRobot vacuum cleaner

11/14/2012, Are you looking for a fun way to spruce up the housekeeping chores in your home, especially so when you own the iRobot vacuum cleaner? At the Super iam8bit art exhibition, it seems that the iRobot vacuum cleaner has received an 8-bit makeover that boasted...

Roomba 650 and Looj 300 cleaning robots launched by iRobot

08/14/2012, iRobot has just launched two new cleaning robots. You may already be familiar with the Roomba family of vacuum robots which is getting a new addition with the Roomba 650, Roomba 630 and Roomba 620.  With this new series 600, iRobot has improved the waste...

Roomba reincarnated to be Oscar the telepresence robot

08/01/2012, This particular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner is not exactly the in thing at the moment, but you know the proverb – waste not, want not. What do you do with a partially destroyed Roomba? Why, the answer would be to take it in, restore it while...

Cocorobo; Sharp’s Talking Vacuum Cleaner Has Different Moods

05/08/2012, Sharp has made a vacuum cleaner that roams about a room going about its business and once it is done it settles into its little charging dock to regain its energy. The Cocorobo which looks very much like the Roomba by iRobot, is actually a tri-lingual...

Kinect hack gives you magic powers over Roomba

02/14/2011, The Microsoft Kinect has proven itself to be more than a gaming tool that is to be enjoyed by millions in the world over, as enthusiasts have taken the Kinect to do so much more. One of the latest (and most interesting) hacks to date would be getting the...

Pac-Mac goes Roomba

01/12/2011, Now here is a pretty unique idea for those who have a software that you want to showcase – why not find a way to infuse it with video game classics? For instance, this Unmanned Aerial System software that is being developed will require 5 Roombas...

QuadDrive Roomba Robot Runs On Roombas

06/18/2010, Want an easy solution to allow your homemade robot to navigate around the house? Why don’t you just bolt a few Roomba robot vacuums together and let them navigate around your house? That’s what the folks over at the University of Bonn’s...