Slackbot Bot is a wonderfully wonky little robot built by the team at Redpepper, hobbled together out of an older Roomba, a Raspberry Pi, and a Tornado Siren. It hooks into the team’s Slack room by way of the product’s built-in Slackbot (hence the “Slackbot Bot” name), allowing them to command it from anywhere they’ve got slack access.
Is it a shining beacon of modern robotics and artificial intelligence? Of course not — it’s a roomba with paper eyes taped to it. But it’s damned cute, and a super fun hack — and their use of Bluetooth beacons for helping the bot figure out where it’s at is pretty slick.
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