IRobot is the manufacturer of Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. A device that is starting to gain a lot of prominence in the networks. And it’s not for the reasons one would expect. It is not a robot that cleans more and better. The robot is being the protagonist because it wants to obtain the data of the users.
Roomba: The robot vacuum cleaner that wants to spy on your house
It seems that the future for the robot is in the collection and sale of data. At least those are the plans of the company. Since the robot is moving around the house, they want you to get information. Since the distances between rooms and objects, which objects in the house, etc. And then sell them to other companies like Google or Apple.
Roomba wants to sell data
From the company they affirm that in the homes of the users there are many apparatuses or services that can be offered to the users. From lamps or thermostats. The idea is that this robot vacuum cleaner integrates with other services, such as an assistant for the home. And in this way, the company that creates the wizard gets the data that Roomba collects in the house.
The idea is creating doubts among users. Not so among investors, who seem to agree very much with it. Since yesterday the company rose about 21% in the stock market in some moments. So it seems that the future of the company is in the sale of data.
We will see what happens with Roomba and if the users really accept that or on the contrary this project stays in nothing. What do you think?