See more objects with the color darkslategrey darkslategrey dimgrey grey darkgrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

-0001

2014

  • We exhibited this object.

  • Work on this object began.

2019

  • You found it!

Video, Roomba Cam, 2014

This is a Video. It was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. It is dated 2014. Its medium is digital.

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.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/51689355/ |title=Video, Roomba Cam, 2014 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=15 September 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>