This family decided to take their Roomba for a walk — but this Roomba doesn’t do walking!

If you thought all Roomba cleaning robots were quiet peaceful machines you were wrong. Just wait until they get out into the wide open spaces!

This recently published video shows us that Roomba robots have a real need for speed. Either that or this one was so freaked out by all the dirt beneath it that it ended up going into a crazed high-speed rampage…

Or perhaps whoever repaired it put the wrong motor back inside the robot! Actually, Twitter user @warusoneko, who posted the video, says they had wanted to try replacing a Roomba’s motor with one for remote controlled vehicles for a while. And it looks like they got a little more than they bargained for!

The video starts off slow, with their son joyfully prancing just behind the Roomba watching it move peacefully across the grass. Then suddenly, the Zoomba just decides its had enough of the slow pace, and goes from first to fifth gear in the blink of an eye. The little boy appears to say, “Roomba is fast!” as the robot shoots off across the park lawn.

▼ The Roomba travels so fast dust flies out from behind

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The Roomba flies around the park for about one minute, deftly avoiding any objects thanks to the careful skills of the person handling the remote controls, and then quietly comes to a halt right near the camera holder’s feet.

▼ “Sorry about that — I just couldn’t help myself with all these wide open spaces”

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It’s as if the Roomba had been trapped indoors its whole life and now finally had some freedom! We can’t help thinking that this new video may rival the other Roomba YouTube hits, such as the “Shark Cat entertaining a Shark Baby while riding a Roomba“.

Have you ever taken your Roomba out for a walk? After all, maybe it too has a burning desire for free wide open spaces! But be careful, if it travels anywhere near the speeds of this Zoomba robot, it could definitely cause some damage.

Source: AtTrip, Twitter/@warusoneko, YouTube/TakujiAoki
Images: YouTube/TakujiAoki