Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Roomba Frogger

Every once in awhile a robot comes along that captures the essence of meaning of technology for civilization.

It is an application of technology that rises above mundane manufacturing and keeping humans alive.
It is a robot that shows how the partnership of humans and robots can rise above the animal kingdom.

Roomba Frogger is exemplary.

A week or so ago Phillip Torrone of Make was demonstrating his modified Roomba by battling it out with other modified housekeepers. The units have bluetooth interfaces installed so they can be operated remotely with a pc.
CNET news has reported that Mr. Torrone and cohorts have taken their modified Roombas on the road, literally, for some live-action Frogger.

Dateline Austin, Texas outside a hotel during SXSW.

The Roomba, dressed as a frog, darted back and forth across four lanes of traffic desperately trying to avoid certain death.

The fearless Roomba/frog lasted 10 crossing before it was pancaked.

Roomba takes Frogger to the asphalt jungle | CNET News.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is mean! Roombas have like no common sense! This is like dressing up the retard and sending him into traffic!

5:00 PM, March 16, 2006  
Blogger myRoomBud said...

If you liked that, try playing Roomba Frogger the video game http://www.myroombud.com/roombafrogger.html

9:28 AM, March 17, 2006  

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