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iRobot Virtual Halo released to make any Roomba 700 series a Roomba for Pets

Just hours before iRobot officially shows off it's products today at 7:00pm PT, iRobot has teased us with the brand new Virtual Halo - a Virtual Wall that can create a protective zone around pet food and water bowls.

2012 Digital Experience is tonight

2012 Digital Experience is held today between 7:00PM-11:00PM at the MGM Grand Hotel.  Digital Experience is held in January right before CES.  There will be a number of exhibitors to showcase their new products.  Some of the exhibitors in recent events include:

4-Armed Robot Ready To Extract Prostates

Leave it up to robotics to assist in the medical field during operation.

Dr. Thomas Martin is a surgeon who mans the new robotic craft performing the procedures.

Brainlink can teach old robots new tricks

Want to breathe new life into your old Roomba? With the Brainlink system, that dream just might become a reality.

Can your Robot play AngryBirds?

So the title may be a little misleading? Not intentionally though. To those who are familiar with AngryBirds or Words with Friends, they know it was downloaded from an app store of some sort. Well now if you own a robot that has any customization available to it you soon could download an app via the Robot App Store.

Nao Next Gen from Aldebaran Robotics

Aldebaran Robotics has released its latest version of the NAO robot, the NAO Next Gen, and if you want to see what your future home robot will look like, then you will definitely want to check it out.

Thymio II robot will be appearing in schools soon

Robots are starting to assist everywhere, including schools.  What's great about this robot, is it's not expensive, and can easily be programmed with a computer.  This is like the junior version of the Lego Mindstorms

Spy Bots - From movies to reality?

Spy -vs- Spy, Spy kids, Just about any spy movie that has some cool tech items in their arsenal had to have one of these. Many of us that watch these films may think that this is a cool item to have, or better yet too cool to be true. Well as we advance in robotics we make advancements to actually taking these ideas from movies and bringing them to life.

Evolution Robotics Mint Plus Announced

Evolution Robotics just announced the next generation of Mint robotic cleaner. The Mint Plus (models 5200 & 5200C) is available in a sleek black finish. There are two models: with docking station and without.

iRobot announces the Scooba 230, Roomba 760, Roomba 770, and the Roomba 780!

iRobot Expands Popular Home Robot Line with the World's Most Compact Floor Washing Robot and the Next Generation Roomba With iAdapt Technology.  Introducing the Scooba 200 series and the Roomba 700 series of robots - The Roomba 760, Roomba 770 and the Roomba 780.

iRobot Launching New Cleaning Robot at CES!

iRobot has announced that they will be launching a brand new cleaning robot!  They did not announce a date, but it stands to reason that they will almost certainly be showing it at CES on January 6th!  

iRobot Black Friday Sale begins Today!

Just in time for Black Friday, iRobot is offering FREE SHIPPING ON ANY ORDER at iRobot.com!

I show you how to tempt Roomba to the dance floor.

Greetings to all iRobot fans!

I'm Robodoc from a small European country, Hungary.

I show you how to tempt Roomba to the dance floor.

Samsung Tango: A Vacuum Cleaner That Can Watch the House for You Too!

What do you get when you combine a cleaning machine with a state-of-the-art surveillance camera? The Tango, that's what.

Neato XV-11 Unboxing and Breakdown.

This is an unboxing and full breakdown of the new Neato XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner.  Visit our Neato Robotics Forum for more information and detailed questions and answers about the Neato XV-11 and how it compares to the Roomba Vacuum.

$20M Order from NAVSEA Keeps iRobot Corp Thriving

Following better-than-expected results for the second quarter of 2010, leading robotics company iRobot Corp. continues its strong performance for this year, this time by winning a $20.3 million contract for battle-tested robots from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).  
The order, a standalone contract, is for 125 PackBot Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots. The deal also includes spare parts and repair services if needed. 
The PackBot MTRS robot’s predecessor, the highly-succesful iRobot 510 PackBot, is one of the most popular battlefield robots in the world today. They are deployed in war-ravaged areas including Iraq and Afghanistan, and are used in hazardous missions primarily to search for and neutralize hidden explosives. These robots have proven their reliability in deactivating car bombs, roadside bombs, and improvised explosive devices or IEDs.  
Robots, said iRobot President for Government and Industrial Robots Division Joe Dryer, have long shown their worth on the battlefield. With roadside bombs and similar devices continuing to pose danger in Iraq and Afghanistan, he emphasizes the need for “outfitting our troops with tools to ensure they stay as safe as possible.”
“The iRobot PackBot is saving lives, and we are honored to be providing this technology to the military“, Dryer adds.
It can be recalled that just last month, iRobot also received an order for 94 units of Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles or SUGVs as part of a $14.6 million contract with the US Army.
To date, iRobot Corp has filled orders for more than 3,500 unmanned ground vehicles from both the military and public safety organizations.

Following better-than-expected results for the second quarter of 2010, leading robotics company iRobot Corp. continues its strong performance for this year, this time by winning a $20.3 million contract for battle-tested robots from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).  

iRobot Posts Strong 2nd Quarter Performance

The consumer market and military segment are continuing to deliver for robotics giant iRobot Corporation.

iRobot Revenues Continue to Rise as US Army Orders More SUGVs

iRobot’s 2nd Quarter results have already gone way beyond analyst’s expectations but the Roomba-maker is still not showing signs of slowing down. Just this week, they received an order of 94 more SUGVs.
That order, which  is part of a $14.6 million contract, will enable the US Army to acquire new SUGV 310’s (more about this robot below) from iRobot, which has partnered with Boeing in building them.
According to iRobot’s latest Revenue and Earnings Report, Government & Industrial robot revenue increased 65 percent in the second quarter over the second quarter of 2009, driven by shipments of 138 PackBot robots and 100 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles during the quarter.
SUGVs or Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles are small, 30-pound, portable robots that can fit in a MOLLE (MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) pack. iRobot SUGVs come in 2 main variants: the 310, for dismounted mobile operations, and the 320, for infantry missions. 
The two versions come with game-style hand controllers and heads-up displays, which allow the soldier/operator to control the robot remotely via UHF radio frequency. Under optimal conditions, the robot can be controlled from a distance of 1,000 m. That’s usually more than enough to put the human soldier out of harm’s way.
The 310 SUGV is already equipped with a dexterous manipulator, making it suitable not only for surveillance and reconnaissance, but also for bomb disposal, checkpoint, and inspection operations. These operations are considered high-risk, and have already cost the lives of many human soldiers. By using these robots, less lives are lost. Besides, some blown up robots can be put together again.
Both robots are smaller versions of another highly successful iRobot product, the Packbot. A veteran of the war in Iraq and an active participant of the one ongoing in Afghanistan, the Packbot is one of the most widely used robots in the battlefield. There are no less than 2,000 Packbots in operation today.
Under the Army’s Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM) program, iRobot is currently developing the next-generation SUGVs.

iRobot’s 2nd Quarter results have already gone way beyond analyst’s expectations but the Roomba-maker is still not showing signs of slowing down. Just this week, they received an order of 94 more SUGVs.

Permanent Seal on BP Oil Well Is Now In Sight - Thanks to Robots

With an experimental cap put in place by underwater robots showing no signs of leakage, it looks like the Gulf of Mexico can breathe again once more.  

2011 International CES Registration is now open

Register now for your Exhibits Plus Pass for access to all exhibits, TechZones, SuperSessions, keynote addresses and selected conference sessions.
 

If you register now, your pass can be free.

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