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These Adorable ‘Robot Tortoises’ Were The Roombas Of 1949

These Adorable ‘Robot Tortoises’ Were The Roombas Of 1949

Watching a family of Roombas tidy up any space is always a big hit, 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 mini-gang of early autonomous electronic robots; the Roomba’s…