In this episode, Steve Crowe, Mike Oitzman and Gene Demaitre discuss the termination of Amazon’s proposed acquisition of iRobot.
iRobot said its deal with Amazon has fallen through and is taking several steps to restructure its expenses for its revised go-to-market strategy.
The EU informed Amazon that its preliminary view is that the acquisition may restrict competition in the market for robot vacuum cleaners.
iRobot Corp has introduced two new models that aim to solve pitfalls faced by competing robots and iRobot OS 7.
iRobot introduced the Roomba Combo j5+ and the Roomba Combo i5+ robots that can both vacuum and mop.
The EU seems to be ready to open a full-scale anti-trust investigation into the Amazon acquisition of iRobot, according to reporting from Reuters.
Administrative Law Judge Maryann McNamara issues an initial determination in iRobot’s patent infringement lawsuit against SharkNinja.
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 co-founder and CEO Colin Angle said iRobot’s stance on data privacy will not change when the acquisition by Amazon is finalized.
iRobot is laying off about 140 employees. The Roomba maker said the reductions are not connected to the Amazon acquisition.
If this deal goes through, iRobot would be Amazon’s fourth most-expensive acquisition ever.
The iRobot OS works on the Roomba j7 and j7+ robot vacuums, and leverages feedback from iRobot’s over 20 million connected devices sold.
Now with ROS 2 and Python support, Create 3 is iRobot’s smartest developer platform to date.
The latest update gives Imprint Smart Mapping capabilities to Roomba i3 and i3+ customers, giving them more customization options.
Use your iRobot vacuum cleaner and earn STEM products for local STEM programs.
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said air purification could be a $150 million in annual revenue product category for iRobot within the next several years.
The newest iRobot vacuum cleaner features iRobot Genius 3.0, uses vision and AI to avoid obstacles, and understands what/where you want it to clean.
iRobot introduced the Roomba i3+ today, its lowest-cost robot vacuum that features a self-emptying cleaning base. It also features iRobot’s new Genius Home Intelligence Platform for personalized cleaning control. The iRobot Roomba i3+ robot vacuum is available now in the U.S. ($599) and Canada ($749) at iRobot’s online store. It’ll hit retailers in September. The…
If you own a high-end robot vacuum or mop from iRobot, it’s about to get easier to use.
iRobot acquired Root Robotics in June 2019 to boost its STEM offerings. And it’s certainly doing that today with the introduction of the iRobot Root rt0 coding robot. The iRobot Root rt0 ($129) is equipped with many of the same features and sensors as the original Root rt1, but it’s $70 less expensive. The iRobot Root…
ROBO Global has launched its third technology fund and index, THNQ, which closely follows companies developing and using artificial intelligence infrastructure.
While other social robotics startups have struggled, Embodied has spent the past four years developing Moxie to help children with social interactions.