hacked roomba robot screams in pain when it hits into things

hacked roomba robot screams in pain when it hits into things

youtuber and robot maker michael reeves turns his attention to the iconic roomba in his latest hack. the young engineer reworked the autonomous vacuum cleaner to make it scream in frustration when it hits walls and objects.


video by michael reeves



reeves started by taking the cleaning device apart and installing various components including a radio receiver, bluetooth speaker, and a raspberry pi. when a collision is detected by the sensors, sound is played from the raspberry pi to the bluetooth speakers.




the device now reacts every time it knocks into something, screaming and cursing profusely. it even goes into a self-reflection on how its life purpose is for the entertainment of others.

hacked roomba robot screams in pain when it hits into things



reeves made the screaming roomba in response to countless requests from his viewers. after starting with computer generated vocals to voice the roomba’s pain, he even had them record themselves screaming, and putting those voice files into the roomba. yeah it lost its ability to clean in the process, but the result is still pretty cool.

hacked roomba robot screams in pain when it hits into things

  • Do you have to use the phrase MOTHERFUCKER? Do you understand what it means? That you have sex with your MOTHER???

    At that point I switched off.

    beachcomber says:

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