You might know iRobot for its Roomba and Scooba vacuuming and floor-washing robots. However, at CES, the company has announced a new programmable bot, called iRobot Create. The idea is that students and robo-enthusiasts can use it as a base to develop new robots to do all manner of weird and wonderful things.
Someone’s already adapted it with a hamster-wheel attachment so your furry friend can control it by simply scrabbling their legs. Although I can’t help wondering where all this will lead – some unholy robot/hamster alliance to take over the world. Or not. Anyway, watch the video below, it’s great. And then check out our vid of the iRobot Create fetching beer from a fridge for its grateful owner.
By Stuart Dredge | January 8th, 2007