As more outlets have picked up my Roomba emotional control story, other outlets come forward to cover the story.
Last week, my interview with Dr. Saul Greenberg (who coordinated with my supervisor and myself on this project) was broadcast nationwide on CBC Spark.
Various news sites from around the world spread the word in other languages.
In Dutch! And a few more.
I was also contacted for individual interviews for the web sites of Wired and Wired UK.
In British English!
The Telegraph-Journal from my hometown also ran a story on the front page of their weekly Innovate section, with a very large colour photo.
My colleagues in the lab were quite amused as they saw me on the floor for this shot. The carpet, thankfully, was very clean. The Roomba in this photo actually has had its vacuum parts removed, so it’s not responsible for the cleanliness. Is a Roomba still a Roomba if it cannot vacuum?
Overall, this media attention has been a wild ride beyond my craziest expectations. I am very happy for the support this idea has received. You can view my complete project page on my web site.