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Helpful Robot Alters Family Life

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woman seated on rug next to blue, circular device labeled Roomba

Jodi Forlizzi, assistant professor of human-computer interaction and design, Carnegie Mellon University, studies how the use of Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, affects the lifestyles, relationships and attitudes of families compared with use of ordinary stick vacuums.

Credit: Ken Andreyo, Carnegie Mellon University


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