What Happens When Robots Meet The Real World…

Katy Baron got a brand new Roomba from Santa Claus, and instead of putting it on the coffee table and admiring it from afar, she charged it up and set it free on the floor. What happened next is a good object lesson for robot designers and early users of advanced technology.

"Despite my best efforts to keep it restricted to the kitchen, Roomba busted through a closed swinging door and roved on into the living room. It was all downhill from there."

The Roomba: it came, it cleaned, it ate my throw rug

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