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Creators Of The Roomba Admit That It Smears Shit Around People's Homes 'A Lot'

Sometimes, life gets you down. Sometimes, a jerk cuts ahead of you in line at the airport and you miss your flight. Sometimes, you bite into a mouldy peach. And sometimes, your Roomba smears pet shit all over your house.

Look How Fast This Damn Roomba Can Go

Video: One day, when climate change has finally turned the Earth into a real-life version of The Hunger Games, we’ll probably race these things for fun. Maybe we’ll even slap a child on top! Hey, they basically already do it in Texas.

We Can Finally Stick A Name On iRobot's Rumoured Lawn-Mowing Robot

Your lawn is a money pit that requires ungodly amounts of water and labour to keep it green and trim. We’ve known for sometime that iRobot, the Roomba company, has been on a mission to put your landscaper out of a job with a robot. Thanks to a trademark filing reported by Robotics Trends, there’s a pretty good chance this lawn chewing beast will be called… “Terra”?

Turn Your Roomba Into The Star Wars Droid You Already Pretend It Is

iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaners are about the closest thing you can get to having a real Star Wars droid at home. In fact, many Roomba owners are happy to pretend their robovac is just a shorter version of R2-D2 while it works away, and this decal set will help make that even more believable.

Roomba's New Tiny Robot Mops Instead Of Sucks

Roombas are, presumably, very cool. Sharing a home with a black lab, a white Persian and a lot of rugs with tassels means I would not know. Roombas are for people with wall to wall carpets. Or rugs sans the tassels.

iRobot Is Selling Its Military Robotics Division To Focus On Cute House Cleaners

Robot manufacturer iRobot announced on Thursday that they would be selling off their military line of robots to Arlington Capital Partners to be spun off into a new company, in order to better focus on the growing market for home robotics.

This Family Dinner Of The Future From 1981 Looks Depressing As Hell

What will the family dinner of the future look like? According to the 1981 kids’ book Tomorrow’s Home, it’s filled with robots, computers, and tasty synthetic foods. Except upon closer inspection, everybody looks depressed as hell.

This Roomba Maps Your House So It Won't Keep Ramming Into Your Couch

It’s not going to mow your lawn, but the freshly revealed, wifi-friendly Roomba 980 can be controlled by your smartphone, plus uses a camera and sensors to create a map of your home.

Here's What The Roomba For The Sky Will Look Like 

We’ve known for a long time that Helen Greiner, who co-designed the original Roomba and co-founded iRobot, was building a drone. Now, we know that drone looks pretty awesome.

Astronomers Are Furious About The Roomba Lawnmower

What could the makers of Roomba and astronomers possibly be arguing over? This is the story of how an obscure slice of the electromagnetic spectrum become the object of one bitter fight.

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