Weekly Robot Roundup

Isobot's roomba with laserFirst up this week are two Roomba hacks. Bobby Zokaites, a student at Alfred College in New York has created a way to modify Roombas so that they paint. The opening of the show entitled, Our Man in Havana: The Vacuum Cleaner in Art will feature a demonstration of 3 painting Roombas painting on a large canvas. Link Via (Wired)Up next is Flikr contributor Isobot. He has hacked a Roomba to shoot airsoft pellets and also to have a laser sight. Seen here to your right. Link Via (Make)

Up third is the M&M line following robot. M&M was giving away car shaped tins containing the yummy candies a while ago. David Cook thought this would make a great case for a robot. Link Via (Make)

In underwater robot news, the folks at the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon have been working hard developing DEPTHX. This robot will be used to create three dimensional maps of underwater caves and mines. See photos and more here.

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