If you own a Roomba robot vacuum cleaner but would like to have a little more personality as it cleans your home, you may be interested in the fantastic hack by Youtuber Michael Reeves. Who has hacked his Roomba robot to scream in pain every time it hits a wall or object as it cleans. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the project and how easy it is to hack your very own Roomba robot vacuum. “Screaming Roombas are technology that mankind has dreamed about ever since we could look up at the stars, today I was able to bring that dream to life”. Be warned the Roomba now reacts every time it knocks into something, screaming and cursing profusely.
“Reeves made the screaming roomba in response to countless requests from his viewers. after starting with computer generated vocals to voice the roomba’s pain, he even had them record themselves screaming, and putting those voice files into the roomba. yeah it lost its ability to clean in the process, but the result is still pretty cool.”
Source: Design Boom