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Apple May Venture into Home Robotics
07/12/12 — For a company that has managed to make its presence felt in almost every major tech arena there is,be it smartphones, tablets, music, et al, it might get a little tricky to figure what can come next. Steven Milunovich, a UBS analyst, now suggests that "Apple could eventually move into the home roboticsmarket." However, he added, we might be more than a decade away of seeing it actually happen,reports Forbes. Explaining it further, Milunovich says, "robots for the home would represent a new category, require substantial innovation, and leverage Apple’s ease-of-use knowledge and brand." Here, Milunovich also brings in Siri,…


Gumstix, Inc. Simplifies Mobile Robotic Development
06/06/12 — SAN JOSE, CA—Gumstix, Inc., the premier provider of tiny computers-on-module (COM) and expansion boards for professional design engineers and hobbyists, today introduced the TurtleCore, a new, low-cost expansion board that will enable robotics enthusiasts to build robots easily and cost-effectively using the iRobot Create Platform. The TurtleCore expansion board, in combination with a Gumstix Overo or Overo STORM series COM, integrates directly into the iRobot Create, eliminating the need for a netbook to operate the mobile robot or interface with camera inputs. "The iRobot Create is an exceptional platform for mobile robotics, and we believe our small COMs and expansion…



iRobot CEO Colin Angle on RoboBusiness and the Future of the Robotics Industry
11/09/11 — Hundreds of robotics and intelligent systems executives converged in Boston last week to attend the RoboBusiness Leadership Summit, an executive-level robotics event centered on advancing the commercialization of the robotics industry. Among the high level attendees present was iRobot CEO Colin Angle, who visited with Richard Erb, Managing Director of…

Robots Shine Amid the Gulf Coast Oil Crisis
06/15/10 — Robots are being used to assess the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as repair the damage. By Geoffrey Oldmixon Robots are front and center in the Gulf of Mexico these days. Americans are glued to their TV sets, newspapers, and Web media outlets,…

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded $46 Million For Ground Robotics Technology
06/04/10 — CTC partners with iRobot, Toycen Corporation, Indiana University and others to conduct research and development (R&D) of ground robotic systems and ancillary subsystems and software. Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a competitively bid contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane) to develop ground robotic technology that…

iRobot Delivers 3,000th PackBot
02/16/10 — Massachusetts producer of COTS based, modular tactical mobile robot systems delivers its 3,000th unit since 2002 and vows it will continue to enhance capabilities. iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced that it has delivered its 3,000th PackBot tactical mobile robot. First introduced in 2002, the iRobot PackBot allows warfighters and public…

iRobot Launches New Initiative to ‘SPARK’ STEM Education in the Classroom
12/09/09 — iRobot’s new education initiative – the Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge (SPARK) – centers on a comprehensive library of robotics educational resources designed to increase interest in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in K-12 students. Live demos are also included in the program.…

Novint Awarded Military R&D Subcontract to Give Robots the Sense of Touch
10/13/09 — Developer of gaming consoles receives a subcontract from iRobot for “Remote Touch Kit” for PackBot unmanned ground vehicles that will allow soldiers to feel the actions of unmanned ground robots. Novint Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NVNT) today announced it has been awarded a subcontract with iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) for a…

Military Will Make Robotics Industry a Giant, if Robot Makers Can Keep Up
04/15/09 — The U.S. military has been one of the most enthusiastic and lucrative supporters of the robotics industry for decades and will continue to be so, according to Joseph Dyer, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and current president of iRobot Corp.’s government and industrial robots division. But if the robotics…

WPI To Launch Graduate Robotics Engineering Program
03/18/09 — Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced it will launch a master’s degree program in Robotics Engineering this fall. The new program will be taught primarily by teachers in other departments, at WPI, which established the country’s first bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering in 2006 As many as 30 faculty and…

iRobot Open For Business at Burlington Mall
11/08/08 — Company’s first retail kiosk to run over the holiday season providing prospective customers with demonstrations and answers to questions. iRobot Corp.  (Nasdaq: IRBT) announced it has opened the company’s first retail kiosk at Burlington Mall in Burlington, Mass.  The new retail location will offer direct and online sales of the…

iRobot Delivers 2,000th PackBot Robot
11/05/08 — PackBot Continues to Keep Warfighters and Public Safety Professionals out of Harm’s Way iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) today it has delivered 2,000 PackBot robots to the U.S. military, public safety organizations and a variety of international customers. Born out of an initial research initiative with the Defense Advanced Research Projects…

iRobot to Acquire Nekton Research, LLC
09/30/08 — As a follow-up to its earlier announcement of a agreement with University of Washington to commercialize the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Seaglider technology, iRobot has agreed to acquire Nekton Research a developer of unmanned underwater vehicles. With the second announcement, iRobot makes clear its strategic push into maritime systems. iRobot…

iRobot Introduces Roomba Pet And Professional Vacuum Cleaning Robots
09/11/08 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) introduced the newest additions to its line of vacuum cleaning robots, the iRobot® Roomba® Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot and the iRobot® Roomba® Professional Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot. Engineered and designed with pet owners in mind, the new iRobot Roomba 532 and 562 Pet Series Robots…

iRobot to Create Revolutionary New Robot for DARPA
07/31/08 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Office have awarded the company a new multi-year, multi-million dollar R&D project to develop Chemical Robots (ChemBots).  The goal of this program is to develop a soft, flexible, mobile robot that can identify…

iRobot Enters Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market
06/11/08 — iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) announced a sole licensing agreement with UW TechTransfer at the University of Washington to commercialize Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Seaglider technology previously supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. The agreement with both the Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Oceanography…

iRobot Receives Orders Totaling $22 Million
05/27/08 — iRobot has received two separate orders for robots, parts and kits from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) announced it received orders under two separate contracts from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO…




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