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iRobot

iRobot designs robots that make vacuuming, floor scrubbing, mopping, pool cleaning and gutter cleaning easier than with conventional tools.

iRobot
8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
United States

iRobot was founded in 1990 when Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists Colin Angle and Helen Greiner teamed up with their professor Dr. Rodney Brooks with the vision of making practical robots a reality. The company offers consumer products, such as floor vacuuming robots, floor washing robots, pool cleaning robots, gutter cleaning robots, and programmable robots. It sells its robots through chain stores and other national retailers, as well as through its on-line store to consumers, the U.S. military, and other government agencies worldwide. More than 10 million home robots have been sold worldwide, with the award-winning iRobot Roomba floor vacuuming robot leading the charge.


iRobot News, Products & Resources
WiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.

iRobot Acquires Japanese Distributor Sales On Demand Corporation
iRobot will acquire Tokyo, Japan-based Sales On Demand Corporation, a distributor that will help grow iRobot sales in Japan.

20% of All Vacuums are Robots
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots.

Hacked Roomba is the World’s Fastest Robot Vacuum
Most robot vacuums take a while to clean your house. Not this one.

iRobot Roomba 960 vs. Roomba 980: Robot Vacuum Comparison
iRobot's Roomba 960 robot vacuum is a cheaper version of the Roomba 980 that launched earlier this year. Here's a comparison of the two robot vacuums.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Doesn’t Faze iRobot
The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum goes on sale in the United States on August 1, 2016 for $999. iRobot, which has dominated the robot vacuum market since 2002, isn't worried about the stiff competition.

iRobot Enlists Amazon Web Services for Connected Robots
Amazon Web Services will allow iRobot to provide customers with more powerful applications that process, analyze, and act on IoT data.

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