iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple

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iRobot CEO Colin Angle today told Reuters that he hopes indoor mapping data collected by Roomba automatic vacuum cleaning machines can be sold to a company like Amazon, Apple, or Google in the near future.

iRobot’s latest line of 900-series Roomba vacuums use simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology to map rooms while they clean, memorizing room layout and the location of furniture. Angle believes that mapping data collected by the Roomba could be used to make other in-home smart devices like lighting, thermostats, and security cameras smarter.

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33% off iRobot Roomba 652 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – Prime Day Deal Alert

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