5 Videos of Babies Riding Roombas

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iRobot, the maker of every 1950s-era housewife’s dream appliance, the robot vacuum cleaner, announced that it has updated its popular Roomba vacuum.

Designs for the new Roomba 800 involved the filing of 12 new patents around the gizmo's new rollers; the changes represent the biggest technology innovation to the Roomba since it came on the market in 2002.

But all we really want to know is this: Will a more powerful Roomba mean better rides for babies? Because for some reason, babies and robot vacuums seem to have been made for each other, as you can see in the videos below.

Flashing lights, beeps, and the thrill of speed; we predict fast cars in this baby's future.

Baby looks like he could tip over backwards on this jaunt around the floor, but with that low center of gravity (read: deliciously chubby thighs!), all appears to be safe and sound.

Aria doesn't seem all too sure what to make of this riding-around-on-a-robot business; at least she seems to be building up some core strength?

This Roomba seems equipped with a special baby-evading sensor.

"I need Roomba, I need Roomba, I need Roomba."

And a bonus! (Because who doesn't love kittens on a Roomba?)

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