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Dawn of the robotic butler: R2D2’s ancestors already walk (or roll) among us

By browsing the latest developments in these arenas, we can catch a glimpse of the kind of robotic butler that will likely be serving us breakfast in the decades to come.In looking at the advances made in machine learning we can, therefore, discern the “brains” of our robotic butler.

Alexa, vacuum the rug, and make it snappy — Roomba now responds to your voice

Alexa, vacuum the rug, and make it snappy — Roomba now responds to your voice If autonomy in and of itself doesn’t make your Roomba the best vacuum cleaner of all time, perhaps voice activation will do the trick.Everyone’s favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with naught but your voice.

You'll soon be able to just yell at your Roomba to clean your filthy home

You'll soon be able to just yell at your Roomba to clean your filthy home The connected home is finally starting to come together harmoniously, and it's all thanks to Amazon's Alexa.Just bark "Alexa, ask Roomba to begin cleaning.

Dog learns to turn off home robot, and it's serious about it

Dog learns to turn off home robot, and it's serious about it In the emerging war of pets versus home robots, things have now ratcheted up from furry-faced consternation over mechanical invaders to fighting back using paw and snout.That's the scene in this latest video featuring Shasta the dog foiling her owner's attempt to clean the living room by using dog wits to repeatedly turn off a Roomba vacuum cleaner.

Dog who loves peace and quiet learns how to turn off a Roomba

Dog who loves peace and quiet learns how to turn off a Roomba Most dog owners know canines are not exactly fans of vacuum cleaners.In a YouTube video titled, “Dog Turns off Roomba,” a red lab takes the canine vs.

iRobot Wants to Sell Home Maps Sourced From Roombas

iRobot Wants to Sell Home Maps Sourced From Roombas From space exploration and military defense to autonomous home vacuum cleaners, iRobot has made a name for itself in the consumer market.And iRobot plans to sell its collected data to smart home device manufacturers.

Your Roomba could be selling maps of your home to Google, Amazon, and Apple

Your Roomba could be selling maps of your home to Google, Amazon, and Apple Remember Roomba, the cute robotic vacuum cleaner who's been navigating around your house for years?Well, its creator, iRobot, has hinted it may be selling Roomba-derived maps of your home to one or more of the Big Three — Amazon, Apple and Google's Alphabet — in the next couple of years.

iRobot CEO says the company won't share your Roomba home mapping data without your OK

iRobot CEO says the company won't share your Roomba home mapping data without your OK Colin Angle, iRobot CEO and the father of modern robot vacuums, may have some cleaning up of his own to do.Mashable: I read the Reuters interview you gave regarding selling home mapping info and wanted to get some clarity on a few points.

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon “There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared,” Angle told Reuters.To some extent, this is iRobot’s effort to reposition itself after taking fire from manufacturers hawking less-expensive Roomba clones.

MOAI Robot Is a Roomba Vacuum For Your Aquarium

MOAI Robot Is a Roomba Vacuum For Your Aquarium Imagine if you could shrink and waterproof a Roomba vacuum, strap on an HD camera, and stick it to the wall of your fishbowl: That’s exactly what Chinese startup MOAI did with its new pint-sized robot.“The original idea was a webcam for aquariums, so you can monitor your aquarium while not at home,” MOAI industrial designer Yoon Hoon told Digital Trends.

Woman Films Her New Internet-Connected Camera Whispering 'Hello'

Woman Films Her New Internet-Connected Camera Whispering 'Hello' ” The camera, purchased from a discount chain store called Action, apparently claimed to offer password protection to protect its stream from being snooped on.“The question is whether it’s in the camera or in the wrong use of passwords and Wi-Fi connection.