If you’re lucky enough to have not one but two robotic vacuum cleaners at home, they can make backyard beer pong extra fun—and especially challenging.
It's a Roomba-eat-Roomba world out there and these two plucky floor cleaners are playing for keeps. By which I mean their drunk owners taped knives and balloons to them and forced them into combat. It's adorably dangerous!
Watching our small family of Roombas tidy up has been one of the biggest hits at Gizmodo's Home of the Future this week. They're just! So! Damn! Adorable! But in 1949—long before the sweet little guys were making our floors dust-free—a British neurophysiologist and roboticist named Dr. William Grey Walter invented a…
Roomba-riding cats are a real problem to society. Costing the taxpayer MILLIONS each year in emergency room visits, carpets are looking a right old state, with humans too scared to turn their robot vacuums on. Enter the cat-ejection Roomba add-on.
A new study shows that people emotionally bond with their Roombas, giving names and arbitrary genders to their robotic vacuum cleaners. And gee whiz, they can't even sleep with these robots!
Roombas may seem like happy little domestic appliances, wobbling around your apartment cleaning up after you. But they're secretly hatching desires to become the next great robo-artist. Just look at this time-elapse photo.
I just bombarded Futurama's co-creator David X. Cohen with some very important questions, including what he would name his Roomba, why he's not afraid of robots and what Futurama's chances are for renewal. (Spoiler: 50/50.)
Unequivocal proof that humans evolved from Roombas. Or wait - was it the other way around? Just when you thought that man could not love an automatic vacuum at any greater capacity, it goes all Every Which Way But Loose on us.