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Inside iRobot's Vault of Failed Experimental Robots


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Prototypes from the makers of the Roomba vacuum robot.

Great article. The video is worth watching:

I cannot see a cat riding any of these prototypes.

Which would be a shame.

I love Roomba Cat!!

Nice to see Kismet and Pleo clone again! Many interesting robots do not cross the chasm from research to product. Becoming a product is very difficult.

(historically) The six legged crab bot looks like a later version of Colin Angle's famous 'Genghis' which is now in the Smithsonian.

The six legged crab robot is a little too creepy looking to be a mainstream product.

It's no wonder most robots don't become products. Consumer sentiment is tricky.

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