The project called Doomba uses visual data obtained by device software.
It's common to see the main headers that indicate that they were successfully executed DOOM in an unusual device, but now we have someone who has gone further by using a robot vacuum Roomba to make the level of the popular first-person shooter game (via Polygon).
It's about the Rich Whitehouse designer and developer who recently presented his project called Doomba, which as we discussed, uses data obtained by vacuum cleaners to produce maps for DOOM.
Whitehouse is a veteran of more than 20 years in the industry who has worked on titles such as Prey and Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, and created a tool called Noesis that allows developers to move digital elements between different platforms.
So, using some Noesis principles, he has taken advantage of the visual data obtained by Roomba to turn it into a DOOM level inspired by his cleaning routine, that is, he can produce an environment for games based on his home interior.
– Rich Whitehouse (@DickWhitehouse) December 24, 2018
If you are not aware, some vacuums produced by iRobot use VSLAM visual detection technology which consists of creating virtual maps to design your route more efficiently.
In his personal blog, Whitehouse commented: "I soon realized that there was a clear opportunity to serve the Dark Lord by compiling a large number of profane algorithms to serve one of the best works ever made in his name. At the same time, I was able to let go of a truly terrible word play to let go of the plague of humanity. Now the fruits of my hard work have been born. I presented to DOOMBA, a half goat creature, half a script, with genuine binary support for expensive parts, which will be offered in exchange for my eldest child on this beautiful Christmas Eve."
On this link you can find out more details and even download for free what you need to modify your cleaning device.