Administrative Law Judge Maryann McNamara issues an initial determination in iRobot’s patent infringement lawsuit against SharkNinja.
Sensor breakdown: how robot vacuums navigate
Peter Hartwell, CTO of Invensense, breaks down the various sensors used to improve the navigation and cleaning capabilities of robot vacuums.
FTC investigating Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot
The FTC is investigating whether the data provided by Roomba gives Amazon an unfair advantage in the retail industry and how iRobot fits into Amazon’s existing consumer product portfolio.
iRobot addresses privacy concerns amid pending Amazon deal
iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle said iRobot’s stance on data privacy will not change when the acquisition by Amazon is finalized.
iRobot laying off 10% of staff
iRobot is laying off about 140 employees. The Roomba maker said the reductions are not connected to the Amazon acquisition.
Amazon buying iRobot for $1.7B
If this deal goes through, iRobot would be Amazon’s fourth most-expensive acquisition ever.
How Labrador Systems developed its assistive robots
On The Robot Report Podcast, Mike Dooley discusses the technical and business challenges of developing Labrador Systems’ assistive robots.
iRobot launches Create 3 educational robot
Now with ROS 2 and Python support, Create 3 is iRobot’s smartest developer platform to date.
iRobot software update adds child lock, Siri integration
The latest update gives Imprint Smart Mapping capabilities to Roomba i3 and i3+ customers, giving them more customization options.
ElliQ companion robot for aging adults hits market
ElliQ is designed to alleviate the effects of loneliness or social isolation and connect users to their families and caregivers.
Labrador Systems building AMRs for home assistance
Labrador Systems’ Retriever and Caddie robots can autonomously navigate a home carrying payloads up to 25 lbs.
Movia launches TheraPal robots for cognitive, social development
The new robotic aides are designed to be used by parents, therapists and other healthcare professionals for the development and learning of individuals with neurodevelopmental or intellectual challenges
iRobot STEM campaign donates coding robots
Use your iRobot vacuum cleaner and earn STEM products for local STEM programs.
iRobot continues to diversify with $72M foray into air purification
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said air purification could be a $150 million in annual revenue product category for iRobot within the next several years.
Embodied piloting Moxie companion robot with pediatric patients
The goal is for Moxie to increase treatment tolerance, reduce distress, and improve long-term health outcomes for children recently diagnosed with diabetes.
Amazon Astro underwhelms; Vicarious Surgical CEO Adam Sachs
Amazon unveiled its much-anticipated consumer robot earlier this week. We share our thoughts about Astro and hear from callers who share their opinions about Amazon’s first consumer robot.
Amazon Astro robot: been there, done that
We’ve seen several multipurpose home robots – Buddy, Cozmo, Jibo, Kuri – crash and burn over the years. Will things be different with Amazon Astro?
Embodied acquires conversational AI startup Kami Computing
Kami will strengthen Embodied’s Moxie robot by adding memory of past conversations context, consistent personality, common sense reasoning.
Robin Autopilot acquires Mowbot, expands deal with Husqvarna
Robin Autopilot USA, a developer of robotic mowing technology, acquired Mowbot, a robotic lawn care franchise with 16 locations throughout the U.S. As part of the acquisition, Robin Autopilot will launch an expanded partnership with Husqvarna Group, which is a major investor in Mowbot and an equity partner of Robin. Mowbot will become known as…
Digital Dream Labs gearing up for Cozmo, Vector relaunch
Better late than never. Digital Dream Labs (DDL), the edutainment startup that acquired Anki’s IP in December 2019, is gearing up to relaunch the popular Cozmo and Vector consumer robots by signing a global retail distribution deal with Protempo. The goal is to have the robots physically on retail store shelves in time for the…
Tertill CEO Helen Greiner; Can Aurora catch Waymo?
Welcome to Episode 34 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. You can subscribe to The Robot Report Podcast on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud, Spotify and more. Please subscribe to the podcast and leave us…
Sex, Race, and Robots author Ayanna Howard discusses how to identify, fight bias
Ayanna Howard, the first female dean of Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, discusses her new book on Sex, Race, and Robotics.