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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...

Here comes Neato XV-11, the Roomba killer

12/16/2009, There’s a new vacuum robot in Silicon Valley: Neato has officially launched and it aims at grabbing the top spot from Roomba, the current champion in the robotic vacuum category. To take on Roomba, Neato is said to solve old problems that iRobot...

U290 Bagless Robot Cleaner

07/29/2009, Just before you jump out of your seat and scream, “Roomba clone!”, the U290 Bagless Robot Cleaner does try to be different in some ways. For instance, it comes in a striking red color, featuring an automatic recharging and self-adjusting...

iRobot Patents a Corner-Friendly Roomba

05/26/2009, We’ve been using a Roomba and a Scooba in the office for some time and it’s true that they are having a hard-time with corners. Fortunately, there are few corners and they are quite small in surface. However, iRobot‘s engineers just want...