In the age of AI, it is the humble Roomba that must be feared. They don’t seem to live by the three laws of robotics.
One of the robot vacuums attacked a sleeping woman in South Korea as she was sleeping on the floor. Apparently the robot mistook her hair for dirt. What does that say about her hair?
Sitting and sleeping on the floor is common practice in South Korea. Residents may be a little more cautious about sleeping near their robotic butlers after this particular incident.
The fire brigade were called into action to help free the woman from her circular vacuum. Thankfully, according to South Korean newspaper Kyunghyang Shinmun, the woman escaped serious injury.
Roombas were released in 2002 and have reportedly sold more than 10 million devices as of last February. That’s quite the sizeable army of miniature drones. The vacuums have proven to be so popular that Roomba added the Scooba and the floor-mopping Braava to the range.