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Colin Angle

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“I like to think of myself as being sufficiently crazy to try new things.”


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Colin Angle is a roboticist who invented the Roomba, the device that vacuums your floor so you can focus on more important life goals.


Colin is an extreme athlete who thinks that rocks are for climbing, oceans are for sailing, and mountains are for cold-weather launching pads.

Big Inventions

Colin Angle builds small robots that yield huge results.

Learning Something New

Colin Angle scratches his restless itch on the archery range and beyond.

30 Second Science with Colin Angle

We give Colin Angle 30 seconds to describe his science, and he winds up with a bit of spare time.

10 Questions for Colin Angle

We ask Colin Angle 10 questions and he extols the virtues of mulitple dimensions.

Blog Posts

Origin of the Scientist
Ask Colin Your Questions
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!
Why Robots Like Roomba Drink Pepsi


About Colin Angle

Colin is an engineer and inventor of robots. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of iRobot, which builds robots for home, military, and civil-defense use.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.