June 16, 2005

SmartCarpet Roomba Killer

SmartCarpet Vacuum via Gizmodo

Smartcarpet ZoomWell, don't let it be said that people don't latch onto a new idea. A company in Germany is building a new Roomba-like vacuum cleaner; the major difference is in how they vacuum. Roomba uses a pattern until it encounters an object, then deflects and randomly changes direction. The SmartCarpet system uses RFID chips embedded into the carpet to figure out what's been covered.

I just have two words: spilled drinks. The first one will put that idea out of someone's head.

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Posted by Ted Stevko at June 16, 2005 11:44 PM | TrackBack