Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Roody the Reindeer RoomBud costume for you iRobot Roomba

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, the most famous RoomBud of all ... yes that's right folks ... Roody the Reindeer RoomBud costume cover for your iRobot Roomba. Don't let the jolly ole elf see a naked Roomba sitting under your tree this holiday season. Be the most festivus house on the block.

No More Naked Roombas - If you don't dress up your Roomba, it's just a naked vacuum.
myRoomBud - RoomBud costumes for your iRobot Roomba

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

the SLoomba store is open and ready for business Bombyx

posted by Mooba Sienkiewicz on Bombyx using a blogHUD : [permalink]

So is this our first blog entry from within Second Life ... let's hope so 'cause then we can blog about the SLoomba as well as our iRobot Roomba costumes at myroombud.com

posted by Mooba Sienkiewicz on Nooribeom using a blogHUD : [permalink]

Sunday, October 07, 2007

So being referenced in an Associated Press article about human attachment to the Roomba, although not named by name, is pretty cool. Lots of newspapers, blogs, magazine sites had links to myroombud.com since we, of course, allow people to cloth their Roombas. The article said that the Georgia Tech professor who did the study became interested in the top of people and Roombas after seeing pictures of people puttting clothing on their Roombas ... hmm I wonder what pictures those were. What was really funny was when people writing articles and blogs based on the article stating that they did not want to put clothing on their Roomba. Now if that doesn't validate our costume covers, I don't know what does.

Well, Halloween is coming up soon, so why the heck don't you put a costume on your little Roomba. You wouldn't send your kids out trick or treating without a costume now would you?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

myRoomBud in the Financial Times newspaper out in London. How cool is that. In the article called Robot maid with a mission to clean which was basically about the new iRobot Roomba, Paul Taylor wrote that "Someone has even set up a business making animal costumes for the device (www.myroombud.com)." Guess who that someone is? Us of course.

So how do we get an article in the Wall Street Journal. Now that would impress our papa.

Friday, September 14, 2007

So the Second Life of our SLoomba, that's a Second Life version of the iRobot Roomba, has just begun. We added a way to sign up for Second Life right from the myroombud.com web site. New avatars, that is what the little people in Second Life are called, will start right off at the SLoomba store. And this is just the beginning. Wouldn't it be cool to have your Roomba and SLoomba doing exactly the same thing in real live and Second Life? What about putting together a 3D social network of Roomba owners who can sit in a part watching their SLoombas run around just like doggie owners do on Sunday morning. We even could have SLoomba races in a maze set up at the IBM island in Second Life. Note: we did try this but the SLoomba does a much better vacuuming your rooms than running a maze.

Check it all out: www.myroombud.com/secondlife.php

Monday, February 12, 2007

SLoomba in Boston Globe - Second Life Roomba in real life

If anyone gets the Boston Globe, check out the business section of the Feb 12 edition. Under the innovators section you will find an article about the SLoomba and a picture of Mooba Sienkiewicz the Second Life inventor of the SLoomba. The mySLoomBud store is about to open and can be found in the Mousemart mall in SL. To tie real life and Second Life together, you can purchase the SLoomba in Second Life along with SLoomBud costumes and hyperlink from the SL version of the Roomba to the myRoomBud

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Second Life + Roomba = SLoomba

So we decided it was time to build a Second Life version of the Roomba. Pretty cool. Using the algorithms in Joe Jones' book "Robot Programming - A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics" we programmed the SLoomba to act just like it's real life counterpart. Soon will be Second Life myRoomBud RoomBud costumes ... of course they will be mySLoomBud and SLoomBud costumes. Check out the video on our website http://www.myroombud.com/secondlife.html

If you have a Second Life account, you can IM Mooba Sienkiewicz for information on how to get a SLoomba. If you don't have one but want to check out Second Life, click here.

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