This Roomba Can Turn Cleaning Maps Into Doom Levels

first_img Roomba and Doom were unexpectedly brought together, thanks to a developer’s new AI-meets-gaming innovation.Rich Whitehouse, a game developer and designer, recently debuted Doomba, which uses Roomba 980 robot vacuums to create different levels of Doom, a first-person shooter video game, Polygon reported.DOOMBA: Turn your Roomba’s Clean Maps into DOOM maps! https://t.co/FEgu03Nx5u #doom #DOOM25 @romero @ID_AA_Carmack pic.twitter.com/OmDL2CJuXw— Rich Whitehouse (@DickWhitehouse) December 24, 2018Whitehouse, who has credits on many video games including Prey and Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, developed a tool dubbed Noesis, a tool for previewing and converting between different animation formats. Whitehouse’s new Doomba system works similarly to Noesis. It takes Roomba’s digital cleaning maps and transforms them into Doom levels.If the idea of combining a Roomba and Doom sounds amusing, Whitehouse provides easy step-by-step instructions on how to do so here. You’ll need to download the latest edition of Noesis first before jumping to the Python part of the guide, but it’s definitely worth it to see AI and gaming come to life via the Doomba module.Whitehouse only tested this cool feature with a Roomba 980 vacuum, so it’s not guaranteed to work with other Roomba models. However, Whitehouse provided a sample .noeroomba file in the Noesis scenes directory to check out Doomba.“I hope you get some fun out of this feature. I definitely have! Some will say that it’s pointless, but I have faith in my heart that the Dark Lord will wipe these people from the face of the Earth and trap them in a dimension of eternal hellfire,” Whitehouse said on his blog. ” Their suffering will be legendary.”More on Geek.com:Robot Vacuum Showdown: Neato Versus Roomba‘World’s First Digital Dining Plate ‘ Is a Feast for the EyesYou Can Now Use Snapchat Lenses on Dogs Stay on target SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit last_img

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