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Him, Roomba geek

Feb 01, 20061 min
Data CenterRobotics

Back in December I wrote a blog entry about iRobot making the API for the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner available. I also mentioned that it would be cool to add a Gumstix Waysmall computer to a Roomba as the “brains.” Well, someone has …

Reader Bryan Adams, a grad student of the famous roboticist Rodney Brooks, created a Gumstix-based Roomba and has posted the details on-line. That just leaves the question of what the Roomba’s going to do with all that intelligence?


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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