iRobot announced today that the company's chairman and CEO would be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the DEMOfall 2009 conference in San Diego.
Colin Angle will reportedly be presented with the award for his "significant contribution to the advancement of technology."
iRobot originally appeared at the DEMO conference in 2000.
The Bedford, Mass.-based company also recently announced a $6.1 million order from the U.S. Army for spare parts such as manipulator kits, battery packs, radios, antennas and hand controllers for use in maintaining iRobot's PackBot series of tactical mobile robots. iRobot has delivered more than 2,500 PackBots for armed services use.The U.S. Army utilizes these robots to identify and neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as well as for reconnaissance and route clearance missions.