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2005

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Roomba model 4230 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 2005

This is a Robotic vacuum cleaner. It was designed by iRobot Corp..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from iRobot Corp. as part of Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006.

It is dated 2005 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is molded plastic, metal, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A ROOMBA sees the world in math.

It is credited Gift of iRobot.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8.9 x 34.3 cm (3 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Roomba model 4230 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 2005; Designed by iRobot Corp. (United States); USA; molded plastic, metal, electronic components; H x diam.: 8.9 x 34.3 cm (3 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.); Gift of iRobot; 2008-30-1-a/k

We have 1 video that features Roomba model 4230 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 2005.

Roomba Cam

A Roomba's-eye view of the Carnegie Mansion after its grand re-opening in 2014.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006.

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