Roomba baby cradle

The creator of the pac man modded roomba is at it again. This time, [Ron Tajima] is going in a completely different direction. He has made a baby cradle attachment for his roomba. We don’t know what safety concerns there might be, but the baby seems OK with, so far. We’ve seen robot baby cribs before, but they cost much much more and don’t clean your house.

Comments

  1. BigD145 says:

    Roomba movements are so unnatural, I can easily see this kid having some problems later in life.

  2. Richard says:

    roomba + baby + stairwell = plenty for darwin to work with… i wonder if his next hack will involve diy pins and plates for the resulting broken limbs?

  3. cyrozap says:

    Introducing kids to technology. This is why Asia rolls out more engineers than the U.S.

    Love the Star Wars music. Geeked at birth.

  4. Louis II says:

    Despite all the weird problems I have with robot parenting, that video was excellent both for entertainment and ingenuity.
    *hi fives*

  5. Dan Fruzzetti says:

    At least if they live in a single-floor, non-split-level house there’s a low chance of earning a just-in-time Darwin Award. Seriously I don’t trust anyone but my wife with our six month old daughter; no robot, no matter how good the hazard sensing, is allowed to carry my child around before she can decide for herself, level head upon righted shoulders, whether she thinks it’s safe enough for her.

  6. vonskippy says:

    I’m guessing all the negative comments are from people who don’t have kids. Kids over the last hundreds of millennia have survived the average day to day events with little to no harm. Kids are remarkable resistant to normal life. The kids parents are obviously smart (hence the hack) so I doubt they think this is a 24/7 unattended solution. As anyone who has a rumba knows – they suck (and not in a good way) at cleaning – so after you forked out that much money, you have to do something clever with it.

  7. Wwhat says:

    Nice handheld styrofoam cutter in that video.

  8. food-cook says:

    Introducing kids to technology This is why Asia writes more patents than the U.S. and educates more engineers etc.

    very important

  9. blizzarddemon says:

    Am I the only one to notice how much the weight of the baby is probably killing those tiny Roomba motors?

  10. raiukyuu says:

    This is actually pretty ingenious.

  11. Gilbert Wham says:

    That baby is glued to that Roomba, i tellz ya. little sucker looks plenty big enough to roll over unaided, yet doesn’t escape the weird buzzing, lurching cardboard thing post-haste? Glue, and lots of it…

  12. Roberto says:

    “Never shake a baby” comes to mind.

  13. justkidding says:

    Where are the roomba rights advocates? Forcing a roomba into hard labor carrying that kid around all day is just plain wrong! You can see how much roomba hates it by trying to toss that kid off. Free Roomba!

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