Hacking the Roomba
A peek at the simple brain and sensors of the autonomous robot phenomenon.
Two MIT grads and a professor took simple materials and rules and came up with the first autonomous robot to become a household phenomenon in the United States, the Roomba.
[Click here to see our “hack” of the Roomba’s various components. Move the cursor over a letter (A through E) on the device to read a full description of that component.]
Become an MIT Technology Review Insider for in-depth analysis and unparalleled perspective.Subscribe today