“QUITE HONESTLY, WE SEE THIS A LOT.” I came across the Roomba incident on the internet before I saw the Guardian article. I had imagined that this was a one of a kind event. Not so. Olivia Solon quotes a spokesman for iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba: “Quite honestly, we see this a lot.”
Not only that, the Guardian story reports on a family that this has happened to four times and another family it has happened to between 5 and 10 times.