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iRobot, the makers of the Roomba roboticOct 18 2007

iRobot, the makers of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, also makes a pool cleaning robot.

Ken Graney's Roomba has broken the threeApr 16 2007

Ken Graney's Roomba has broken the three laws of Roombotics. "The first law states that the device 'must not suck up jewelry or other valuables, or through inaction, allow valuables to be sucked up.' The second law prescribes that Roomba 'must obey vacuuming orders given to it by humans except when such orders would conflict with the first law.' The third and final law authorizes a Roomba to 'protect its own ability to suction dust and debris as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law.'"

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