Are you ready to Roomba?

Like Hoover – a brand name interchangeably used as a noun and verb for cleaning floors – the ‘Roomba’, released in 2002, is synonymous with the robot vacuum, cornering 88% of the robot vacuum market. 

Since its launch, millions of autonomous vacuums have made their way into people’s homes, and often – as the research reveals – into people’s hearts.

In this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Petra Stock gets sucked in by robot vacuum research. 

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR podcast.

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