June 04, 2012      

RobotShop was recently ranked 63rd among Profit magazine?s ?200 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada?. The Canadian online retailer has grown 843% in the last five years, which indicates that a significant number of consumers are inviting domestic robots into their homes.

RobotShop is the leading online vendor specializing in personal and professional robots with online storefront, robotshop.com, and distribution centers and logistics established in Canada, the United States and Europe. The Mirabel, Que.-based e-commerce site represents almost 200 manufacturers and carries more than 5,000 domestic and professional robots, toys and parts.

Last December the distributor even launched a social network for robots. Robot owners use MyRobots.com to connect their Wi-Fi-enabled machines and smart appliances to the Internet to monitor and control them. Currently, a floor-washing robot might alert its owner with a status update: ?I?m almost out of batteries.? But the plan is to have the machines ?speak? to each other; leave the fridge door open too long and your smart fridge could ask your vacuum robot to drive over and push the door closed.

“I believe more than ever that RobotShop is a benchmark in the robotics market, showing the revolution that is underway, and that the reality of a robot in every home is not far away,” said Mario Tremblay, Founder, President and CEO of RobotShop.