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TI, iRobot Announce Tech Partnership

Texas Instruments and iRobot Corp. announced a partnership today, whereby the latter will develop robotic technologies atop the former’s smart multicore OMAP platform. According to an official press release hailing the news, OMAP is a: …high-performing, ultra-power-efficient system-on-chip (SOC) that’s...

iRobot Nets Order for FirstLook Robots

iRobot Corp. announced a $1.5 million order for more than 100 of the company’s model 110 FirstLook robots. The order was funded by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Last April, we described the FirstLook as an unmanned...

iRobot Secures 100th Patent

Answer: U.S. patent (U.S. 8,108,092) Question: What is iRobot’s 100th patent, Alex? Correct! Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot Corp. has hit the century mark in terms of patents, a milestone, which it describes as “an important attainment reflecting the company's ongoing attention...

iRobot Announces Record Results

Apparently Roomba business is good business. iRobot Corp. has announced its financial results for Q4 and for the full year ended December 31, 2011 and the news is positive. In fact, it was a record year for the Bedford-Mass.-based robotics...

iRobot Takes Minority Stake in Telemedicine Firm

Bedford, Massachusetts-based iRobot is expanding its relationship with Santa Barbara, California-based InTouch Health, a remote presence telemedicine solution provider by investing $6 million, which represents iRobot taking a minority position in the company. Back in July 2011, the two firms...

iRobot Unveils New Seaglider Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Massachusetts-based iRobot Corp. announced a newly configured Seaglider UUV at the Oceans ’11 conference. The redesigned Seaglider UUV (unmanned underwater vehicle) now features significantly increased volume and mass payload capabilities. By doubling the payload mass to four kilograms and increasing...

iRobot Announces Lightweight Throwable Robot

Bedford, MA-based iRobot has announced a pre-production prototype of an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the iRobot 110 FirstLook. Designed to assist its operator with observation and investigation of confined spaces, the rugged “throwable” robot features four built-in cameras, two-way...

iRobot Receives a Pair of Contracts from the U.S. Navy

Bedford, MA-based iRobot Corp. announced this week that it had received two contracts from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) at NASA's Stennis Space Center, in southern Mississippi, related to its iRobot Seaglider Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). The first contract, valued at...

iRobot in Deal to Provide 125 PackBots

 iRobot Corp.  has announced a $20.3 million order from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The deal calls for iRobot to deliver 125 PackBot Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots, as well as spare parts. The company will also provide repairs...

iRobot Ships 3,000+ PackBot Tactical Mobile Robots

 iRobot Corp., which today announced positive financial results has delivered over 3,000 PackBot tactical mobile robots since their introduction in 2002. PackBot is designed to allow soldiers and public safety workers to insert themselves into dangerous situations and investigate suspicious...

iRobot Announces Positive Results

iRobot reported strong Q4 and full-year 2009 numbers. Company chairman and CEO Colin Angle declared, "We delivered record quarterly revenue of more than $100 million in the fourth quarter and full-year revenue of nearly $300 million. Earnings per share and adjusted...

Industry, Academia Team Up for National Robotics Week

April 10-18, 2010 will welcome the first annual National Robotics Week. According to a press release announcing the weeklong celebration, the effort is aimed at "recognizing robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlighting its growing importance...

iRobot Sets Consumer Robotics Milestone

Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot Corp. announced that it has achieved an industry milestone in the home robot market, saying it has sold over five million home robots since launching the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaning robot in 2002. iRobot chairman and CEO...

CyPhy Works Wins Research Grant to Develop UAV for Bridge Inspection

A company that was founded by a co-founder of iRobot has reportedly been granted a $2.4 million research award from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology.   NIST announced up to $71 million in funding through...

iRobot Hopes to SPARK Science, Tech, Engineering and Math Education

iRobot has been at the forefront of several robotics movements, namely military robotics, with their PackBot line of mechanical warriors, and consumer robotics with their Roomba vacuums, Verro pool cleaning systems, and Looj gutter cleaning robots. Today the Bedford, Mass.-based company...

Novint Adds Tactile Feedback for PackBot Operators

Novint Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a subcontract with iRobot Corp. for a military robotics project funded by the Secretary of Defense Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise through the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC).   The arrangement calls for Novint to co-develop...

iRobot Forms Healthcare Business Unit, Intros President

iRobot Corp. chairman and CEO Colin Angle, will discuss the role of robots in the future of healthcare at the upcoming TEDMED conference in San Diego, Calif.   Angle will also use the opportunity to introduce Tod Loofbourrow as president...

Engineers Look to Improve Military Robots

The Boston Globe has a story today about Bedford, MA-based iRobot, and how the company is working on improved technology for its PackBot line of battlefield robots.   According to the report, iRobot has received a grant from the US...

iRobot's Angle Honored with Lifetime Achievement

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...