Roombas Gone Wild

These little self-propelled vacuuming dynamos don’t just devour dust. They can wreak havoc on a household.


Who knew that Roombas were herbivores?

There I was presenting a Webinar while simultaneously vacuuming a spare room, feeling good about my work/life balance.

Following the Webinar – as any good housekeeper would do – I went to collect my self-propelled vacuum cleaner.

To my surprise, the Roomba was nowhere to be found. There was, however, an overturned plant that seemed to have deliberately flung itself from its stand onto my new cork floors – soil down, of course.

After a little investigative work, I found the culprit: a very bad Roomba covered in dirt, leaves and a ceramic pot.

My own Little Shop of Horrors.

Note to Roomba users: keep long dangly plants away from robots.




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About the Author

Julie Jacobson
Julie Jacobson:

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson


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