iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner does your housework

By | January 5th, 2012|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

iRobot was founded in 1990 (then called IS Robotics) by Rodney Brooks, Colin Angel (CEO) and Helen Greiner.  The company was originally involved with space exploration by robots and worked with organizations such as NASA where they developed a robot for lunar exploration. Cool huh! However in 1997 after they had developed at AutoCleaner for someone else, a team was gathered to build the world's first affordable home floor cleaning robot. Since 2002 iRobot have sold over 6 million home cleaning robots.  6 million? What sort of people have these? They must be just used in offices or hotels, places with large open spaces, I can't see how it would work in cramped spaces with lots of furniture... There is even a Roomote - a Roomba itunes app that is used to control your iRobot, Roomba! Although check what the description says on the app store before you download. I would love to know if you have one of these, hoover robots! Hoover trivia When I was younger in Britain vacuum cleaners were called hoovers as The hoover company was the leading manufacturer of many household goods especially [...]