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First ever human vs autonomous / hacked pool playing Roomba at the Gawker/Lifehacker party at South by Southwest – the human controls the Roomba and tries to get the pool balls in before the programmed robot. Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. ryborg says:

    This site will have officially jumped the shark for me if I see another lame roomba hack. Every third post is a useless roomba hack!! arrrgh — How about some diversity???

  2. philliptorrone says:

    the next project will be a roomba shark jumping bot, cheers, pt.


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