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Bloody
Mar 3, 2013



robots are cool and good. i have a robot that cleans my apartment for me. the future is now baby

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Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006



Nap Ghost

I like my Roomba but sometimes he will eat my cables up and get stuck.

Cat Face Joe
Feb 20, 2005

but the color's so vibrant
the color's so loud






Doctor Rope

Bloody posted:

robots are cool and good. i have a robot that cleans my apartment for me. the future is now baby

leaving boston for seattle has turned you into a mad ivory tower elitist

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



My neato botvac keeps parking itself 10" away from the charging dock after finishing a cleaning run, slowly draining its battery until it shuts down.

I think maybe all the dog hair made it suicidal

Dongslayer.
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


how well do roombas handle corners

pram
Jun 10, 2001


ok they have a spinning brush thing that cleans edges/corners

CRIP EATIN BREAD
Jun 24, 2002

Hey stop worrying bout my acting bitch, and worry about your WACK ass music. In the mean time... Eat a hot bowl of Dicks! Ice T


Grimey Drawer

https://i.imgur.com/xwIx1Ez.gifv

Mr SuperAwesome
Apr 6, 2011

im from the bad post police, and i'm afraid i have bad news


how well do they handle rugs

Mr SuperAwesome
Apr 6, 2011

im from the bad post police, and i'm afraid i have bad news


or the threshold things you get in doorways

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch


roombas are pretty bad and dumb. I have one and every time it runs I have to find where it ended up because it will almost never find its way back to the charger. it likes to get stuck on air vents. going from wood floor to thick rug depends on the angle of attack as to whether it succeeds or not, meaning it can get itself into spots it will never get out of. sometimes it closes the bathroom door and wedges itself in the corner behind it, blocking it. it swallows cords at every opportunity. roomba versus dog poop is a bad time.

it's really only good for reducing the dust level a little and I'm not sure it's worth the effort of dealing with it.

fun fact, they are programmed in lisp.

MeruFM
Jul 27, 2010


you kind of have to setup your house around having a roomba

when I got a new place, I got a roomba and had to basically hide every cable. which is not a bad thing if you don't want people to get the impression that you live in a cyberpunk hellscape

emoji
Jun 4, 2004


Roombas get stuck under Aeron chairs.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006



Nap Ghost

Mr SuperAwesome posted:

or the threshold things you get in doorways
depends on height and angle of slope. normal rugs it has no problem with. I don't have any thresholds tho.

My Roomba experience has been pretty good but you definitely need to keep cables up and out of its way or it will eat them up every time. This is really not a big deal cause cables lying around look bad anyways. Sometimes when its cleaning my office it will get behind the door and then push it closed, trapping itself inside. The original battery is ok and the newer model the better the battery life (generally speaking) but I had problems where it would get tired and fall asleep before finding its way home, especially after having the battery for a few years. I replaced it with a higher capacity after market battery and it works great and always finds its way home now unless it gets stuck on cables or traps itself in a room.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Slippery Tilde

emoji posted:

Roombas get stuck under Aeron chairs.

counterpoint: aeron chairs are garbage.

pram
Jun 10, 2001


Mr SuperAwesome posted:

how well do they handle rugs


Mr SuperAwesome posted:

or the threshold things you get in doorways

fine

pram
Jun 10, 2001


it gets trapped often though and the model i have is really stupid doesnt memorize the house, or paths, or anything. so it blindly bumps around for the first time, every time

its a good vacuum but a bad robot

Hed
Mar 31, 2004

Missouri's all-time
sack leader


Fun Shoe

my parents had one in 2005 and they sucked, from the sounds of it it hasn't gotten better. Isn't there a competing robot line that uses lidar or some remote sensing to do better? That's what I'd go with.

gently caress automatic driving I want something to clean my house for me while I'm away. Rosie the Robot, where are you

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003

no meds = f4

Grimey Drawer

i have an irobot braava which is the poverty tier roomba that pushes a swiffer or in my case a wet rag around. works good for me. i cut the rags for it and soak them in some water/wood polish poo poo. good. its cool and looks cool. sometimes it gets stuck under my couch, no sure how. w/e

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

i have the xiaomi roomba knockoff with lidar and it cost $200 and owns

pram
Jun 10, 2001


balls gently caress huff piss

Displeased Moo Cow
Jun 15, 2009

Office Worker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASjLXrbVlMw

Smythe
Oct 12, 2003

no meds = f4

Grimey Drawer

laying on the floor getting sucked off by a roomba watching occulus vr porno.

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006


Jacking In
Jacking Out


Smythe posted:

laying on the floor getting sucked off by a roomba watching occulus vr porno.

Luckey!!!

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



The neato botvac has a badass rotating laser turret that does SLAM mapping of your house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf1zY8vRC2E

Sadly they never made this visualization available to end users, but at least the wifi connected model lets you see a summary in the app:

angry_keebler
Jul 16, 2006

In His presence the mountains quake and the hills melt away; the earth trembles and its people are destroyed. Who can stand before His fierce anger?

imo robots and roombas was the worst source book for dnd

Bloody
Mar 3, 2013



problem is all these other bots with expensive sensing and mapping are still worse at cleaning than a roomba so kramering around a room until your battery dies is optimal

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



i prefer to have my poop smeared in neat, straight lines

Bloody
Mar 3, 2013



one weird trick: dont poo poo on the floor

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006



Nap Ghost

maybe let you dog out of the house when it needs to poo poo

r u ready to WALK
Sep 29, 2001



actually the trick is to schedule the robot to run at 6:30am instead of leaving it home alone with all the dog barf and poo

it becomes an extremely efficient alarm clock, I challenge anyone to sleep through the racket it makes when vacuuming, banging into all your furniture and slamming down on the floor

also you can get out of bed and hit the panic button if something smells fishy

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006



Nap Ghost

mine runs at like 1pm when I'm not home

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored



Mr SuperAwesome posted:

how well do they handle rugs

if its like me and you mom, very well

MeruFM posted:

a cyberpunk hellscape

yeah my first apartment was rough, going for a cyberpunk execusuite vibe now so a robot maid would be fitting

Xaris posted:

Luckey!!!

hifi
Jul 25, 2012


looking it up, we either had a roomba pro elite or a roomba discovery, and it was a hunk of crap. it had those virtual walls that took D batteries

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

r u ready to WALK posted:

The neato botvac has a badass rotating laser turret that does SLAM mapping of your house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf1zY8vRC2E

Sadly they never made this visualization available to end users, but at least the wifi connected model lets you see a summary in the app:



my xiaomi one does this too and the app is a total clone

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored



angry_keebler posted:

imo robots and roombas was the worst source book for dnd

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

devil on your shoulder





Clever Betty

angry_keebler posted:

imo robots and roombas was the worst source book for dnd

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Boiled Water
Apr 5, 2006

YOU ARE A BRAIN
IN A BUNKER


angry_keebler posted:

imo robots and roombas was the worst source book for dnd

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