Video, Roomba Cam, 2014
Diller Scofidio + Renfro have transformed the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner into an autonomous surveillance device. Augmented with video recording capabilities, two Roomba spies patrolled the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s premises after visitor hours. Building on Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s long investigation of surveillance technologies in architecture, the Roomba Cam comments on utopian visions of household automation.
It is credited
Courtesy of the designers.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.