8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 1730 United States
iRobot Corporation designs and builds robots for the consumer, government, and industrial markets. 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.
Its government and industrial products include the 510 PackBot line of small, unmanned ground robots; and the 310 small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV) and 320 SUGV multi-purpose ground robots that perform battlefield reconnaissance and bomb disposal, as well as the 210 Negotiator for state and local police, and first responders.
iRobot has also entered the health care market, in partnership with InTouch Health, by providing the navigational technology for the RP-VITA telepresence robot.
In May 2008, UW licensed iRobot Corporation to build standard Seagliders, an underwater vehicle designed for oceanic missions to measure temperature, salinity, depth-averaged current, and other data for scientific and military planners. However, on Dec 28, 2012 the company closed their Maritime Systems Division in Durham, NC and will not accept any new orders. They service existing Seaglider customers from their Bedford, MA, offices.
In 2012, iRobot acquired competitor Evolution Robotics, a provider of mint cleaning robotic technology.
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. iRobot Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
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