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iRobot Running Android Applications on Its Ava Mobile Robotics Platform
The robot maker is teaming up with Google.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed May 11, 2011

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iRobot Corp. announced that it has teamed with Google Inc. to create Android applications for the iRobot Ava mobile robotics platform. These applications are being demonstrated at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco, Calif.

“Ava is the first app-ready robot,” said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. “By tapping into an almost limitless supply of Android-based apps, Ava is poised to revolutionize how people communicate and deliver information through remote presence and other means. With the right ideas, Ava can also revolutionize how people live both at home and in the workplace.”

iRobot Ava is a breakthrough mobile robotics platform developed to help robot designers, application developers and market innovation specialists expedite the pursuit of practical, affordable mobile robotic solutions. It is designed to work with a pad-based interface.

"We've been working with the Ava platform for the past several months and are impressed with its capabilities,” said Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile at Google. “We have seen incredible contributions from app developers for Android devices over the past few years. Robotic technologies like Ava represent an exciting next step for this community.”



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