Unfortunately, we don’t live in an era where robots clean our entire houses just yet. On the bright side, you can invest in a Roomba that’ll roam around vacuuming your house all day. All you have to do is empty it out when it gets full and set it free again.
The one problem with Roombas is that they get stuck on things and tend to bump into a lot of walls. Unlike a more personalized robot, the Roomba doesn’t even seem to notice when it bumps into things. Sometimes it continually bumps into the same thing before turning itself back around.
Perhaps that’s why YouTuber Michael Reeves became flooded with requests to reprogram a Roomba so that it cursed and yelled whenever it ran into something. He thought it was a decent idea, worthy of being filed away for later.
But then the requests kept coming… and coming. And so, finally, to simply make the requests stop, he gave in.
Tech guru Michael Reeves, who has over 2.2 million followers, is well known for his colorful language, making him the perfect person to bring cursing to the world of Roombas. In addition, he’s also known for his pointless robots, even better!
And so, as everyone hoped he would, he invented a Roomba with a lot more personality than what currently exists on the free market.
It took some clever engineering, but Reeves was able to create a cleaning monster
The team of creative geniuses came up with a potty-mouthed whiner full of self-pitty.
When the emotional Roomba was ready to go, Reeves packed it up and headed to his local Target to conduct some ‘market research.’
“We gotta get market research in, like, a place with some real consumers.”
“You know how normal Roombas run into walls and they just don’t do anything. This one makes it a little more personal, it screams,” he tells one Target shopper.
She gives the product a 10 out of 10 and says she’d buy it if she could.
Not everyone fell in love with the loud-mouthed vacuum. For instance, a Target manager was not a fan, telling Reeves to cut it out.
Reeves’ response? “Target manager doesn’t appreciate innovation. You know the Catholic Church didn’t appreciate Galileo.” That’s the spirit.
Still, more people found it downright hilarious. The guy pictured below said he’d “100%” adopt a screaming Roomba into his household.
“We’re testing out a new Roomba technology,” he would tell curious shoppers. “How it reacts makes it more personable… your Roomba is a little too robotic but now it kind of feels more like a human.”
As he calmly explains the reasoning behind his innovation, the Roomba curses and screams in the background as it bumps into store displays.
To those who were not a fan, Reeves said: “Not everyone is ready for innovation. Not everyone was ready for Steve Job’s iPhone.”
Next, Reeves took the Roomba up to customer service to try and return his “malfunctioning” machine.
“I got this Roomba a while ago. When it hits a wall, it yells,” he explained to the woman working the customer service desk.
He got a laugh, but not a refund. Although, the woman did ask if he had a receipt… if only he’d purchased it on his Target Red Card!
By the end of his market research, Reeves concluded that the world wasn’t ready for a rude Roomba.
“It appears as though our invention is simply too far ahead of its time,” he says. “The world isn’t ready for the Roomba that screams when it bumps into things and I’m okay with that.”
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