Robots in the House

Rocketboom Tech correspondent Ellie Rountree talks about the advancement of home robots from 1982 to today.

This episode was made in collaboration with Intel!

Follow RB Tech and Ellie on Twitter!

Story Links:

NYT: Planning Domesticated Robots

Android Amusement Corp

Boys and Robots Will Be Boys

Tomy Omnibot 5402 From 1984 in Action!

Omnibot 5402/TR5000 By Tomy

Talking Robie 2

Furby Commercial 2000-Ain’t No Furby Like Mine

Personal Robots CYE

Cye Pictures

First Generation Roomba Commercial






Paradise Robotics Lawnbott Evolution LB3210

Husqvarna AutoMower at work



Personal Robotics in Pittsburgh

Autonomous Manipulation (IRP2008)

Duration : 0:3:43

[youtube VpNcEuvQVA8]

25 thoughts on “Robots in the House

  1. I’m glad that I’m …
    I’m glad that I’m both young enough to see robot servants in my lifetime but old enough that I’ll probably die before the robot revolution.

  2. I like Ellie, she’s …
    I like Ellie, she’s gorgeous and a good presenter. Sometimes she makes the freakiest facial expressions which is kinda funny.

  3. Can’t wait till …
    Can’t wait till they have those bending robots. I’ve heard they’re kinda sassy. 😀

Leave a Reply