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iRobot buys rival Evolution Robotics for $74 million to expand hard-floor cleaning tech

iRobot buys rival Evolution Robotics for $74 million to expand hard-floor cleaning tech | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
iRobot celebrated Roomba's 10th birthday quietly teeing up a $74 million acquisition of rival Evolution Robotics Inc.
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Rise of Consumer Robots: Google’s Driverless Car and iRobot - F, GM, GOOG, HMC, IRBT - Foolish Blogging Network

Rise of Consumer Robots: Google’s Driverless Car and iRobot - F, GM, GOOG, HMC, IRBT - Foolish Blogging Network | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

According to a research report by MarketsandMarkets, the global industrial robotics market is expected to grow to $32.8 billion by 2017.

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The War Machines

The War Machines | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It’s happening on the ground in Afghanistan, where robots are increasingly doing the dirty and dangerous work...
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Bedford’s iRobot fears cutbacks as wars near end - The Boston Globe

Bedford’s iRobot fears cutbacks as wars near end - The Boston Globe | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
IRobot, the scrappy Bedford start-up that has earned millions of dollars selling products that help safeguard troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, is aggressively lobbying lawmakers to forestall cuts in Pentagon spending, according to a review of...
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A prototype of Ava, iRobot's mobile robot, takes in her surroundings. - CNET

A prototype of Ava, iRobot's mobile robot, takes in her surroundings. - CNET | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A prototype of Ava, iRobot's mobile robot, takes in her surroundings.CNETSomeday soon Ava the robot may bring you to the Roomba vacuum cleaners at Best Buy or call you if an elderly relative at home fell down and can't get up.
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iRobot to refine inflatable robotic arm to cut costs and improve performance in difficult conditions - Military & Aerospace Electronics

iRobot to refine inflatable robotic arm to cut costs and improve performance in difficult conditions - Military & Aerospace Electronics | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

iRobot specializes in a wide variety of robotic systems ranging from ground and underwater unmanned vehicles, to automatic floor scrubbers and vacuum cleaners.

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iRobot Releases Smartest Roomba Yet

iRobot Releases Smartest Roomba Yet | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The new Roomba 790 features a wireless command center that schedules cleanings and allows users to control it from anywhere in the house.
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Jamming Grippers Combine to Form Robotic Elephant Trunk - IEEE Spectrum

Jamming Grippers Combine to Form Robotic Elephant Trunk - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This manipulator is made out of not much more than coffee and plastic, but it’s robust, flexible, and very low cost (http://t.co/9piUOd37 robotic elephant trunk...)...
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Xconomy Forum: Future of Robotics · theabissell

May 3, 2012 at 1 p.m.SRI International...

 

Near a tipping point where people outside robotics are noticing the tech trends & believe 'something is happening' ie cars, UAVs #xcbot via @motorbikematt

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