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Monday, May 11, 2009

Picture Of The Day

The path a Roomba, a self-guided robotic vacuum cleaner, took to clean a room:

The shot was taken by shutting off all the lights in the room for 30 minutes and taking a long exposure of the path the Roomba took while cleaning up.
I used to have one of these things. When I first bought it it was great: I turned it on and it would emerge from it's charger under my couch and start cleaning. I left the house and when I got home my living room was completely vacuumed while the robot had returned automatically to it's docking station to recharge. Then after a while it started getting stuck under furniture and eventually broke about a year after I got it. I love the idea of robots cleaning my house while I'm away but the technology will need to improve vastly before I buy another one.

2 comments:

Shannon said...

It seems as though it misses some spots.

JBW said...

That's just the path of the tiny LED light on top of it. You have to remember that it's about 14-16 inches wide. The ground it covers is pretty thorough by the end.