IKEA sells a bouncy, wooden armchair named POÄNG, with an open base that’s ripe for robot vacuums to climb over and it’s very popular. So popular, in fact, that Dyson design manager/lead engineer John Ord has designated it “an absolute robot killer”.
Not only that but the people happily bouncing on their IKEA POÄNGs don’t buy robot vacss in the first place because they feel that the devices won’t be able to cope with it. “Everybody’s got one of those chairs,” says Ord. “The number of reviews that I’ve read that say ‘why can’t Dyson design for the most popular