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Flight path of a roomba... [May. 9th, 2009|08:17 am]
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http://www.reddit.com/r/gadgets/comments/8j00x/long_exposure_shows_roomba_cleaning_path/
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[User Picture]From: angelofsith
2009-05-09 01:18 pm (UTC)
That's kinda pretty.
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[User Picture]From: sarahs_muse
2009-05-10 06:22 am (UTC)
Yeah!
It reminds me of those particle collider piccies...

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[User Picture]From: solar_angel
2009-05-09 05:06 pm (UTC)
That's incredible. I wonder what algorithm they're using? The density doesn't vary much over the surface.
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[User Picture]From: katsmeat
2009-05-09 07:59 pm (UTC)
Don't recall the details, but I think the Roomba is conparatively dumb - itspilals out until it detect a wall, then bounces around like a slow, vacuum cleaning pinball.

The Electrolux Trilobyte is a bit smarter and maps the room.
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[User Picture]From: sarahs_muse
2009-05-10 06:19 am (UTC)
No way!
I can see the spiral - but look! there's no missed bits.

I can see it goes over some parts lots though.
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[User Picture]From: sarahs_muse
2009-05-10 06:21 am (UTC)
: nods :

I can see in the lower left it spends a lot of time, but I love how it manages to cover all the carpet though - no dead spaces.

I wonder what feedback mechanism it uses to map where it is?
Stepper motor wheels? Or something cheaper....
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