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While it’s vacuuming your dirt, Roomba also collects data on you: Next, it could be sold

In an undated handout photo, the Roomba 880. The latest Roomba, which has the same hockey-puck profile of the earliest Roombas, not only cleans floors as well as an upright or canister vacuum cleaner, it may actually do a superior job on pet hair. (Handout via The New Yokr Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED CIR STATE COLUMN BY DAMON DARLIN. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.

High-end models of Roomba, iRobot’s robotic vacuum, collect data as they clean, identifying the locations of people’s walls and furniture to avoid crashing into them. It also creates a map of the home, which iRobot is considering selling to Amazon, Apple or Google.

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