June 24, 2005

Roomba To Release API, Add Serial Port

Trick out your Roomba | CNET News.com

While Roomba's intent was really to announce a new Roomba, one which you can control a little better the times ones of these things goes off, that's not the big news. Finally, Roomba's gotten the idea to allow people to hack up their own robots:

Meanwhile, the company will open up the application programming interfaces for the vacuum so that third parties can make cameras or other attachments and, ideally, grow the overall market for personal robots, said CEO Colin Angle in an interview.

Sweet! Now we can hook up all sorts of cool stuff to the Roomba, like the suggested camera... or that pump action Nerf gun to torture friends...

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Posted by Ted Stevko at June 24, 2005 06:34 AM | TrackBack