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Star Wars fans should remember the Death Star’s small maintenance robot in Episode IV which runs away after Chewbacca growls at it. Well, composer and producer has created a nice little robot that might feel at home in the Star Wars universe — it’s a Roomba outfitted with an Arduino that gives it voice control as well as provide some interesting audio feedback.

Mike explains his voice-controlled Roomba 530: 

It uses the Arduino Uno, the VRBot voice recognition module, and the MP3Trigger from SparkFun. When it recognizes the voice command, it plays back R2D2 and starts cleaning.


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