Roomba Paintings: 2006

Artist Bobby Zokaites uses the Roomba, a robotic vacuum, to create this series of paintings. Zokaites converts the Roomba from a room cleaning device to an art-maker by removing the dust collector and vacuuming system and replacing it with a paint reservoir. 

Artists have been playing with robots to make art since the 1950's. Zokaites's work is an extension of this genre, re-purposing a readily-available commercial robot