Learnt more about the “origin story” of Roomba from an article in the WSJ this weekend.
- First sold as a product 20 years ago
- Joe Jones joined the AI pan 20 years before that
- Various hiccups: lab lost funding, he was fired from the next gig
- Rescued from irrelevance by a serendipitous Pepsi ad
- First prototype was made with Lego (!)