As new robots enter the robotic vacuum cleaner arena, iRobot reminds them just who is king of the hill.
In a press release posted last January 5, 2010 at their website, iRobot announced their latest milestone: over 5 million home robots sold since the launch of Roomba in 2002. This announcement comes on the heals of the introduction of three new players in the robotic vacuum cleaner market: Neato's XV-11, LG's Roboking, and ASUS' ECleaner.
According to iRobot ECO Colin Angle, "This achievement represents a huge milestone for iRobot and for the robotics industry as a whole," adding that, "We set out to create practical robots that help people accomplish tasks they don't like to do, and in many cases, don't have time to do. With over five million home robots sold, we have seen a widespread acceptance of this technology.This further fuels our drive to innovate and provide solutions that make a difference in people's lives."
Aside from the Roomba, iRobot also takes pride in its other home robots: the floor washing Scooba, shop sweeping Dirt Dog, gutter cleaning Looj, and pool cleaning Verro. iRobot's success is not attributed solely on its home robots. The company has also established itself among the leaders of military robots with its in-demand PackBots.
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