As iRobot Seeks FCC’s Approval For Its Roomba Lawnmower, Astronomers Join In On Opposition

April 17, 2015 10:29 PM

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Roomba robots are universally loved for automatically cleaning millions of homes every day. Such an inspired solution, it is unfathomable how anyone could hate on it. But apparently, a bunch of astronomers are deeply upset that Roomba-making company iRobot (IRBT) is stepping up its game and creating robotic lawnmower.

As strange as this beef between a company that makes home appliances and a group that studies celestial objects sounds, it does have some logic behind it. It all started when iRobot filed a waiver request with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in order to use a small part of the radio spec...

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