As a joke, I suggested to another Roomba owner that we have a “play date” for our Roomba’s over at a friend’s house.
It’s actually rather interesting to see how people really take to the Roomba. There’s inevitably a lot of oohing and aahing at how the robot moves around the room. It’s understandable why the Roomba is so successful. People really just love watching it and seeing how it moves around the environment.
When there are two Roombas, watching them collide and then navigate their way around each other is also very amusing.
You can’t help but anthropomorphosize them.