How many of us have sworn and cursed really loudly whenever we stub our toe against some furniture, or trip over a cable? Many, we’re guessing. Thankfully, robots such as the Roomba don’t swear when it runs into furniture. Instead, it takes what it learns and tries not to let it happen again, a good philosophy we should all strive to adopt.
However, YouTuber Michael Reeves decided that maybe it would be a fun experiment to make the Roomba more human and so he has tweaked and modified his Roomba so that whenever it runs into an object like a piece of furniture, a pet, or wall, it will swear out loud. How this was done was by fitting a Raspberry Pi into the device, a radio receiver, a Bluetooth speaker, and a bunch of new sensors.
The end result is actually pretty hilarious, although we imagine that it could get old pretty fast. If you have some time to spare, do check it out in the video above. It runs for over 10 minutes long so you might want to sit back and enjoy it. Reeves does not share the schematics or plan for building the Roomba, but if you watch the video, maybe you can figure something out for yourself, if you’re so inclined and wouldn’t mind taking on a fun and hilarious DIY project.