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Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Kinect

By Chris Scott Barr

The whole point of a Roomba is to vacuum for you so that you don’t have to put in any physical labor. Well, someone in Japan with a little too much time figured out a way to put the vacuuming labor back into the Roomba. Why? I don’t think anyone really knows. There are always kudos for new ideas and thinking outside the box, but this really just leads to us being able to pantomime all of the chores we don’t like. Though we could completely avoid the chores altogether.

This thing is still pretty neat considering it’s self-defeating design. It has many different options other than normal back and forth. A plus side is that there may come a real life Chibi-Robo type game out of this. If you have no idea what that is, it’s about a robot who cleans things.

[ Ros-Robot ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Roomba 500 Series Really Sucks

By Ilya Kochanov

Everyone loves robots. Everyone loves things that clean for you. And your wife doesn’t love cleaning. The aforementioned facts are exactly why the improvements in the new Roomba 500 Series are that much more awesome. Besides interchangeable face plates, a $300 starting price, and more room for all those crushed Doritos it’s bound to clean off your floor, the 500 Series features twice as much suckage. Neat! Check out a full comparison after the jump.

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