Roomba

Tell Your Roomba To Stop Sharing A Map Of Your Home

The Roomba 900 Series offers a Clean Map Report, which maps your home as it vacuums, improving its movement and telling you how well it cleaned. But to get that map, according to customer service reps, you have to share it with Roomba’s creator iRobot. And that gives iRobot permission…

Indoor Navigation Is (Another) Next Big Thing

Indoor Navigation Is (Another) Next Big Thing

Both Microsoft and iRobot – the company that went from bomb disposal robots to cleaning your home – are looking at ways to create maps of indoor spaces. While their efforts are taking different paths, it’s clear that mapping homes and buildings has huge opportunities but is not without privacy…