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iRobot Create 2 brings DIY to Roomba robots

iRobot Create 2 brings DIY to Roomba robots

The Create 2 is iRobot's attempt to bring the form and abilities of the Roomba cleaning robot to students, developers, and DIY-enthusiasts. All Create 2 robots are made from remanufactured Roomba platforms (based on the Roomba 600 series), bringing the full collection of LEDs and sensors from said platform to your fingertips. This system was made for creators - students - to program sounds, behaviors, and movements in a simple learning environment. This system was made for robotics students ranging from beginner all the way to advanced - it's functional no matter the skill level of the user.

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Roomba outed with custom colors

Roomba outed with custom colors

This week the folks at iRobot have brought forth customization for their official Roomba lineup. You too can make your DJ Roomba ready for the club with a cool set of color combinations in five separate areas throughout the machine. There’s a customization factory online and you’ll be able to begin tapping in today.

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Roomba reportedly activates self, parks on hot stove and “dies”

Roomba reportedly activates self, parks on hot stove and “dies”

In what some are calling the first robot suicide (issues of sentience aside), a Roomba reportedly activated itself in an Austrian home and rolled itself over to a hot stove top, where it pushed a cooking pot off the surface and proceeded to wheel around the hot area before eventually melting to the surface and burning up. The Roomba was a 760 model, and amazingly enough managed to burn down to ashes and unfortunate little cogs.

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iRobot Roomba 800 Series vacuum introduced with AeroForce

iRobot Roomba 800 Series vacuum introduced with AeroForce

iRobot has introduced its latest Roomba vacuum, the Roomba 800 Series. With this latest iteration of the cordless, self-operating vacuum, the company has elected to get rid of bristles in favor of AeroForce technology, which is said to pick up 50-percent more dirt and other trappings than previous Roomba models. There are two rotors in place, each made of rubber with treads, that spins to break up and grab debris. We've got a video of the system in action after the jump.

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Roomba makers iRobot trialling RP-VITA medical robot

Roomba makers iRobot trialling RP-VITA medical robot

iRobot, the creators of the popular Roomba cleaning robot, have created a medical assistant dubbed RP-VITA (Remote Presence Virtual + Independent Telemedicine Assistant) aimed at being used in hospitals. RP-VITA is the result of a $6 million investment in InTouch, with the robot able to navigate hospitals using a myriad of sensors, such as sonar, a laser range finder, and two cameras. The robot is also able to intelligently create a map of the designated hospital, although it’s primarily navigated using a joystick by a remote doctor.

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iRobot announces Roomba 790 with remote control

iRobot announces Roomba 790 with remote control

Everybody is probably familiar with the Roomba, offered by iRobot. Set it down and it’ll begin its merry journey of cleaning your floor while avoiding obstacles and perils along the way. While it’s intelligent enough to work around objects, users could never tell the robot exactly where to go, but iRobot has fixed that with the new Roomba model introduced today, the Roomba 790.

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Roombas take on Video Game costume [Video]

Roombas take on Video Game costume [Video]

If you're a lover of either Mario Brothers or the Legend of Zelda, you're in for a tiny bit of a treat. There's an art show that goes on every year around this time going by the name iam8bit, this year going by the name SUPER iam8bit. This show features over 100 artists showing off works of all mediums from electronic to flat out paint covering 80's video games in their own loving way. The video you're about to see shows a set of roombas with hats commissioned by the iam8bit core team and fabricated by artist/designer Kelice Penney. Cool beans!

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Toshiba debuts new Smarbo robot vacuum to battle Roomba

Toshiba debuts new Smarbo robot vacuum to battle Roomba

Vacuuming really sucks. It's no fun and I think if most of us could find a way to get out of vacuuming the floors at home we would. There are a few robot vacuums on the market already with Roomba being the most common. Toshiba has announced a new robot vacuum for Japan called the Smarbo and it's aimed at home users. The robot has some interesting features and one of the coolest is that it has two CPUs.

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Make Vacuuming More Fun With Kinect And Roomba Hack

Make Vacuuming More Fun With Kinect And Roomba Hack

Microsoft’s Kinect has been the target of hackers since the day it launched. Since the Kinect recognizes gestures and movements the number of hacks seems limitless. Another one has popped up on YouTube today and demonstrates a more entertaining and interactive way to vacuum with a roomba.

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Roombas Used to Reenact Pac-Man

Roombas Used to Reenact Pac-Man

If you have a Roomba, then you know that it does wonders for your floor. And, if you've ever watched it as it went along its pre-ordained path, you've probably thought about making it do some other crazy things, like terrorize your poor cat, as has been demonstrated on YouTube plenty of times. But, for a few engineering students out there, that wasn't enough. They gathered a few Roombas, took advantage of some military-grade Unmanned Aerial Systems, and went to work on creating a life-like Pac-Man.

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