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Korean outlet The Kyunghyang Shinmum reports a robot vacuum cleaner has attempted to eat a local woman, starting with her hair. The woman appears to have been lying down on the floor of her home, having forgotten that her robot vacuum cleaner was set to patrol the area. Once the vacuum woke up, it sucked 5cm of her head hair …

  1. xperroni
    Alien

    In the land of fan death no less

    So are Korean vacuum cleaner makers now going to offer products enhanced with "vacuum cleaner death" deterrents?

  2. Chairo

    Not surprised

    Some years back I bought a discovery and found it virtually useless (for me). The brush on the bottom of the device has the tendency to wind up everything that's lying around.

    In some rooms I could still use it when I put the carpet fringes underneath the carpet, but wherever it finds wires it just pulls them in and jams. Unfortunately I tend to have a lot of wires lying around, so to make a room "roomba ready", took more time than just cleaning it conventionally.

    That said, it is still a nice toy and I don't regret buying it. Not so much because it is useful, but more for the fun.

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Not surprised

      This is why I have a DIY wiring management using slotted trunking on the back of all desks and on the back of the media unit. It takes ~ 20 mins to put a length (or couple) of slotted trunk iin place and screw it in as the glue tends to be insufficient to hold it in place. You can pull a cable out anywhere and similarly "reel it in" anywhere as a result. Nice, tidy, does not collect dust and allows your robot servant to do its job.

      It used to be that the floor under each desk looked like octupuses in a feeding frenzy. The Roomba taught me to keep it a bit more tidy. Win-Win.

      Judging by the design of the brushes on the picture this looks like the Samsung clone by the way.

      1. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

        Re: Not surprised

        "Win-Win"

        Or, for some, would be "Mac-Mac".

  3. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Warning...

    Do not meddle in the way of the robo-vacuum for they are dull-witted and find you tasty.

  4. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge
    Terminator

    Tastes like chicken

    I wonder if, like a wild animal can acquire a taste for humans, this robot will spend the rest of its working life looking for supine humans upon which to prey. Hair on the floor, blood in the water... it's all the same, really.

  5. Thorne
    Coat

    I was waiting......

    For some comment about how it doubles as a sex toy......

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: I was waiting......

      It does make one wonder how many will click on it just to find out if there was a kink angle....

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: I was waiting......

        >It does make one wonder how many

        Apart from you two, I suspect none.

    2. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

      Re: I was waiting......

      "For some comment about how it doubles as a sex toy......"

      There's no need for that. Zappa's done it with "Sy Borg" long time ago...

    3. Annihilator
      Paris Hilton

      Re: I was waiting......

      Presumably the article title was written in the same theme as "Robot vacuum cleaner SUCKS MAN"

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I was waiting......

      Unfortunately it went at her from the wrong end.

      One wonders if she also owns a high-RPM washing machine.

  6. skeptical i
    Coat

    "I DID wash my hair!"

    I have no idea how that dust and cat hair got in it, just get the damn vacuum offa' me!

    Looking for pocket comb -->

  7. John Tserkezis

    Sleeping on the floor?

    Go on, tell us: what was her blood alcohol level?

    1. DN4

      Re: Sleeping on the floor?

      Sleeping on the floor [level] is quite normal in some part of the world.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I hope it was a quiet day at the fire station...

    ...Otherwise I'd have told her to grab the scissors, get chopping and bugger off.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What's with all the roomba anecdotes?

    Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both? Not even a maid?

    1. sabroni Silver badge

      Re: Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both?

      Yeah, you need tits to work a vacuum cleaner.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both?

        I don't think they're required to operate one but they do, somehow, seem to make people actually use one.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What's with all the roomba anecdotes?

      > Don't any of you have wives, girlfriends, both? Not even a maid?

      Real men do their own cleaning.

  10. Andy Non
    Alien

    That sucks.

    :P

  11. Schnoerkelman

    I hope

    that someone has ordered a root cause analysis.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I hope

      > that someone has ordered a root cause analysis.

      A robot cause analysis?

  12. 's water music Silver badge
    Terminator

    ROTM non-sequitur

    There's no indication the vacuum was doing anything other than obeying its programming, so let's not see this as the start of a robot uprising

    wait, wut?

  13. ukgnome Silver badge

    Mark Stay was right

    This is the beginning

  14. ukgnome Silver badge

    Our robot overlords suck

  15. Little Mouse
    Thumb Up

    Excellent

    Reminds me of a pimped up version of the Cut'n'Suck from Wayne's World.

  16. Bbbbit

    Robot armageddon begins...

    Was that robot built by Cyberdyne Systems as a terminator prototype?

    "I'll be vac..."

  17. Graham Marsden
    Facepalm

    It makes a change...

    ... from those guys who turn up at A&E having "accidentally fallen over whilst vacuuming in the nude"...

  18. Wade Burchette

    "hair-disentangling kit"

    Isn't that just a fancy phrase for "scissors"?

  19. Valerion

    Noise

    This must be a newer model than mine, because when mine comes on it's so noisy it can almost wake the dead. Sleeping with one working away right by your noggin would require extremely large amounts of alcohol.

  20. Allan 1

    I, for one, welcome our robot vacuum overlords.

  21. gerryg

    If only...

    ...this had been translated into Korean.

    1. harmjschoonhoven
  22. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

    There's no indication ...

    ... the vacuum was doing anything other than obeying its programming, so let's not see this as the start of a robot uprising

    that's what they want you to believe.

  23. englishr
    Terminator

    It's a roboflowbee!

    http://www.flowbee.com/

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