Definition

Roomba (robotic vacuum)

Part of the Hardware glossary:

Roomba is the name of a robotic vacuum produced by iRobot Corporation of Burlington, Mass., a company that also created the CoWorker telepresence robot and the PakBot device for the military. Intended to be an affordable device for the home, Roomba was developed by a team from MIT's Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) Lab. It features an onboard NiMH rechargeable battery , a removable filter, and a navigation system that allows it to turn corners, work its way around obstacles, and avoid falling down stairs. The disk-shaped robot, approximately a foot in diameter and three inches tall, is able to maneuver under objects such as beds. The Roomba was designed to free its user for other activities while it cleans floors. Early reviewers had a few reservations, but agreed that basically Roomba could indeed clean your floors.

This was last updated in March 2011
Contributor(s): Amy Kucharik
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

    - A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a specialized chip on an endpoint device that stores RSA encryption keys specific to the host system for hardware authentication. (WhatIs.com)

  • IT asset disposition (ITAD)

    - IT asset disposition (ITAD) is the business built around disposing of obsolete or unwanted equipment in a safe and ecologically-responsible manner. ITAD vendors specialize in the process of stream... (WhatIs.com)

  • geo-fencing (geofencing)

    - Geo-fencing is a feature in a software program that uses the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. A geofence is a virtual barr... (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Hardware

    - Terms related to computer hardware, including definitions about cables, connectors and power supply units and words and phrases about computing peripheral devices including the keyboard, mouse, au...

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About Roomba (robotic vacuum)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.