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Roomba model 4230 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

This is a Robotic vacuum cleaner. It was designed by iRobot Corp..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from iRobot Corp. as part of the The Virtue in Vice and Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006 exhibitions.

We acquired it in 2008. Its medium is molded plastic, metal, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A ROOMBA sees the world in math.

  • DC07 Vacuum Cleaner
  • molded abs plastic, polycarbonate, rubber, metal, electronic components.
  • Gift of Paul W. Thompson.
  • 2009-35-1-a/e

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Roomba model 4230 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner; Designed by iRobot Corp. (United States); USA; molded plastic, metal, electronic components; 2008-30-1-a/k

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Roomba Cam

A Roomba's-eye view of the Carnegie Mansion after its grand re-opening in 2014.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Virtue in Vice and Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006.

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