TURN AN OLD ROOMBA INTO A WEB-CONTROLLED WIRELESS REMOTE SURVEILLANCE VEHICLE.
Who said a Roomba was just for vacuuming? For robot makers, it’s an excellent platform for modifications. Why not start with an already-working autonomous vehicle? We collaborated with our friend Rob Schumaker and decided to turn an old Roomba into a remote surveillance vehicle, which Raymond now uses to spy on and play with his dog while he’s at work.
The key to the Roomba Recon’s operation is that it carries a wireless router on its back. The router acts as the Roomba’s “brain.” Its wi-fi side communicates ...