I'm new to the whole #Roomba thing but I can already tell it's great at dealing with 80 percent of the problem so I can focus on ignoring the remaining 20 😬
heise online: EU-Kommission droht mit Blockade des iRobot-Kaufs durch Amazon https://www.heise.de/news/EU-Kommission-droht-mit-Blockade-des-iRobot-Kaufs-durch-Amazon-9541721.html
Dank der #roomba Saugroboter hätte Amazon dann auch Daten über die Wohnung der Kunden …
Alors, comme dit plus bas, on a réussi à les faire fonctionner, mais bizarrement. Le mari s'est créé un compte, et a réussi à les ajouter dessus. Je dois donc être connectée à son compte sur mon téléphone pour que ça fonctionne.
Autre bizarrerie, le laveur a gardé la cartographie de l'appart, pas l'aspirateur 😳
#woofba2000 (the world’s quietest vacuum cleaner packed with olfactory, auditory and predictive technology that can anticipate a spill before you make it [edible spills only]) - Meets the #roomba i5, the worlds second smartest vacuum cleaner, trying to clean up the mess left behind by the woofba (loudly).
De spullen die we vroeger gebruikten, waren van onszelf. Maar steeds meer apparaten in huis staan in verbinding met het internet. Daarmee mengen fabrikanten zich in jouw bezit en jouw vrijheid. #privacy
#Netflix #Roomba #Amazon #Philips #HP
@the_etrain I read that "when it burps."
I can just imagine the new Roomba ads:
Kid: "Mom. Where's Blackie?"
Mother: OMG! The Roomba ate the cat!
Roomba: "Bloody hell!!! That cat was good!"
Narrator: "The Roomba, the vacuum cleaner that burps, and swears! :derpface:"
If you've been following along, you know my mother has severe COPD. Thanks to this jerk, our house is full of airborne toxic chemical fumes. Furthermore, it melted into the furnace rendering it unusable until we have it professionally cleaned.
BUYER BEWARE!!! the iRobot Roomba j7+ combo sounds great, but it requires constant maintenance and does not perform to specifications to the extent that it literally is a safety hazard.
This, after 4+ consecutive days of waking my sleep as it insists on crossing a within-tolerance threshold (⅜"), which it cannot traverse, despite published specifications. I therefore avoid it within my instructions.
It will carry on for 15+ minutes attempting the climb, making a racket in the process. One early morning I attempted to push it back over the threshold manually, and it came back to it THREE TIMES!!! Points for tenacity, I guess? (continued)
WARNING! @iRobot's flagship product (Combo j7+) is a dangerous safety concern.
I took to Xitter a bit ago to rant about what an annoyance this product was. It gets worse. bit.ly/49w9YRC
Today I awoke to the toxic smell of burning plastic, discovering the Roomba solidly adhered to a heated furnace grate.
As mentioned in the referenced thread, it often pays the map no heed, & parked itself with an error on top of the heat grate in a no-go zone. (continued)
In what may be the surest sign of the #Apocalypse that isn’t the current state of affairs in the Middle East, I now own a #Roomba iRobot #vacuum. I spotted it for sale at a tenth of the price of buying it new, #FromGoodwill over the weekend. And it works perfectly and well on our very difficult-to-clean living room/kitchen/hallway. I am impressed and never, ever expected to have such a thing.
This weekend I performed some surgery on my Roomba (595 Pet Series). The side-spinner brush had a habit of stopping spinning and, while investigating that, I noticed that its tires had worn down to plastic.
I #almost bought a new robovac before my brain kicked in. Turns out, it's very easy to repair! The Roomba is startlingly modular. And there's a robust market of 3rd party parts. It's a #RightToRepair wet dream.
Y’all recall that fun balloon my kids got me when I was in covid isolation like 2 weeks back? I thought for sure a flying cat was going to bring it down, or a dog would stomp it thinking it was a toy. I was way off.
Apparently Higgins the Roomba had a deadly plan and the assassin-level patience to wait until it was juuuuust right to strike.
I have to say this #Roomba is amazing.
Not a single dog hair on the floor anymore and I no longer have to sweep and vacuum once a week.
1 hr/wk = 52 hrs/yr.
So $600 and I have afforded myself ~2 days a year of extra time.
Give it a lifespan of 5 years and thats $125/yr cost (let’s make it $200 with annual replacement part costs).
$100/day cost per free day gained, around $4 an hour to turn chore time into free time.
The thing is, nobody talks about it or seems to value it. I had no idea until I went to perform routine upkeep on mine and discovered this masterpiece of #engineering for #maintenance inside. Underappreciated.
I always get a kick out of seeing the weird tracks in the carpet when the #roomba is done vacuuming a room.
iRobot julkisti uuden Roomba j9 -sarjansa, joka asettuu tukevasti roboimureiden malliston kärkipäähän - niin ominaisuuksiltaan, kuin hinnaltaankin.
Lippulaivamallina on Roomba Combo j9+ joka moppaa, imuroi, tyhjentää itse itsensä ja täyttää oman vesisäiliönsäkin. Ja väistelee esteet. Ja tietää mistä siivota ja milloin.
iRobot julkisti lisää moppaavia roboimureita:
Roomba Combo j5+ ja Roomba Combo i5+ houkuttelevat ostajia aavistuksen edullisemmalla hintapisteellä, kuin edeltävä, hurjan hyvä, mutta tonnin maksava Roomba Combo j7+
The #roomba robot vac really doesn’t cut it when I read up on it’s competitors. I have some #homeassistant automations that kick off a clean when we leave… but the second it hits something, it gets jammed and stops.
The kids leave everything out, so it’s understandable. The other versions have cameras and are able to detect this sort of thing. Any recommendations?
Also, I’m hesitant to replace, as it has a name and feels like part of the family.
Soooooo, if it is integrated to ChatGPT or the AI overlords, I’m asking for a friend.
I want to connect to my #roomba i3 Evo by serial or other means but I have no idea what I’m looking at. It’s seems like there’s a port to connect a proprietary cart for debugging? I want to connect an #arduino or #raspberrypi to make a #turtlebot.
Right now, it seems like the best way to accomplish a more capable #robot would be to design our houses, appliances, and lifestyles around them. REO?
super frustrating day. I narrowed down an issue with a #roomba 770 to the right wheel module not functioning. The part itself works fine its a transplant. But somehow when its installed it just doesnt want to move. It seems like a mechanical issue but I honestly cant figure out how. The module works, it works when installed in another roomba, it moves properly in hand, and the second its mounted its sluggish, like its rubbing, but there is nothing to rub on. Fucking hell.
I'm thinking of getting a #Roomba but I have a dog.
Will the Roomba make a dirty protest if it goes over dog poo? I don't want my white tiles destroyed!
"EU is set to launch an antitrust case against #Amazon over its proposed $1.7bn acquisition of #Roomba maker #iRobot, in latest signal that #bigtech groups will receive greater scrutiny over dealmaking,” #antitrust #regulators are likely to launch a formal #probe over how the Roomba operates, in particular, the #autonomous #vacuum #cleaner’s ability to take #pictures as it moves around a home.” #privacy #datamining #personaldata #ecommerce https://www.ft.com/content/b05a1260-ee5a-4ac8-9a34-31cdb8104cf1
Roomba: Wie private Fotos eines Staubsauger-Roboters auf Facebook landen können
Der Hersteller des Roomba sieht die Schuld für Foto-Leaks nicht bei sich. Testnutzer hätten der Datenerfassung zugestimmt. Diese sehen das aber anders.
Now I wait to see if the #roomba bump sensor transplant was successful on this 611 model. The battery had gone completely dead so it's a fast yellow blink recharge state the next ~16 hours. The original symptom was a bump sensor being stuck on so it was constantly backing up. #iRobot certainly didn't design this model with replacing the bump sensors in mind. I had to take it all the way down to the plastic chassis to get the access I needed.
A couple of years ago, we learned of the existence of a #Facebook group where micro-workers denounced egregious examples of #privacyviolation by AI companies. The case of the person recorded by a #roomba while sitting on the toilet was already discussed there. https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/19/1065306/roomba-irobot-robot-vacuums-artificial-intelligence-training-data-privacy/
Apparently some images came online showcasing people's private lives (whether it be a woman on the toilet or kids' faces), taken from the Roomba's camera (iRobot, which Amazon is trying to acquire.) But that footage gets sent to another foreign company (Scale AI), hiring low-wage contract workers, whose job is to tag images (faces, objects, etc) to build data sets in order to feed machine learning algorithms.
A #Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on #Facebook? https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/19/1065306/roomba-irobot-robot-vacuums-artificial-intelligence-training-data-privacy/
But the company says your data is safe....
Staubsaugerroboter lernen immer neue Tricks