Light Painting With A Roomba

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Gadgetzz Light Painting With A Roomba vacuum traces trace roomba robot photography path light-painting cleaner
These awesome pictures were made using several Roomba vacuum cleaners with differently colored LEDs attached. Quite a creative use for the robotic vacuum cleaner for sure.

Gadgetzz Light Painting With A Roomba vacuum traces trace roomba robot photography path light-painting cleaner

Part of a “Roomba Art” picture series produced by Tobias Baumgartner, Marcus Brandenburger, Tom Kamphans, Alexander Kroeller, and Christiane Schmidt of the IBR Algorithm Group and Braunschweig University of Technology.

We had a swarm of seven Roombas, each with a differently colored LED on top. The roombas are operating at the same time — can you spot the collisions?


This is what the setup looks like.

Apparently this isn’t a new thing, however it is the first I’ve heard of it.
Gadgetzz Light Painting With A Roomba vacuum traces trace roomba robot photography path light-painting cleaner

Besides looking really cool, these pictures illustrate quite well how robotic vacuum cleaners work. Essentially roaming around blindly until they hit something.

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