iRobot Roomba: Why the Machine Uprising Starts Here

Roomba's ATTACK!!
Ominous image straight
from iRobot's site.
iRobot's Roomba is pretty much the first mass consumer robot. If iRobot had their way I'm sure their goal is to see at least one of these in every home on the planet.Watch the official product demonstration video for the 780 model below.

iRobot's mission statement.
Robot Armageddon would certainly
be world changing!





It all looks innocent enough right? It cleans your floors so you don't have to. That's the pitch but what is it really doing? Ever since robots got their own cloud network and someone invented the internet of things you can bet there's more going on than you know about.

Here's a device that has intimate knowledge of the layout of your house, including whatever you're hiding under the bed!

It's number one priority task is cleaning your whole house thoroughly. You know that's a very desirable skill to have when it's about to turn your home into a crime scene.

What I want to know is why does a cleaning device need to monitor its environment sixty times per second using multiple sensors? I'm pretty sure it's probably monitoring your location at all times ready for some drone with lasers attached to take you out. 

...and why does it have both optical and acoustical sensors? It's not just watching but listening to you as well.

The fact that the Roomba is totally responsible for keeping its self always charged means it can monitor you 24/7 without you having to do anything.

With millions sold worldwide not only has the invasion started but if you've bought one, you've paid it's traveling expenses to get to your home!

Let's also not forget that iRobot builds robots for the military too.

If all that wasn't enough to convince you that Roombas are a real threat, take note that just like many evil geniuses before them Roomba's are befriending cats because... well that's just what all evil geniuses have at their side. Don't believe me then watch the playlist of Roombas and cats below.

2 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be able to listen to this thing for long----so I wouldn't buy one for my cat, nor for my house---I personally don't mind the chore of running a vac over the carpet, but moreover, getting the sound over with quickly.

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    1. They always seem to advertise Roomba's as quiet and unobtrusive. I've yet to see one that doesn't sound like... well... a regular vacuum cleaner. I'd actually like to have a Roomba but I'm not convinced they work as well as the ads would have you believe.

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