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iRobot announces $7.6 million SUGV order from the U.S. Army

4/20/2011

BEDFORD, Mass., April 20, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Warren, Michigan, for 50 of its 310 SUGV (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle) tactical mobile robots and spare parts. The order was issued under a new indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that allows for an initial delivery of 50 robots.

310 SUGV gathers situational awareness in dangerous conditions while keeping warfighters out of harm’s way. The robotic system weighs about 35 pounds, making it ideal for dismounted mobile operations. While 310 SUGV has been used in theater primarily by explosive ordnance disposal teams, the robots in this order will also be used by combat engineers and Marines.

“310 SUGV has proven its worth as a man-portable, rugged and easy-to-use robot. As a result of ongoing positive user feedback and its success on the battlefield, 310 SUGV will now be used to perform an even wider variety of missions,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “iRobot is honored to provide more of these life-saving robots for our troops.”

iRobot and Boeing developed the SUGV family of vehicles under a strategic alliance that began in 2007.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.

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Investor Relations
iRobot Corp.
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ecaffrey@irobot.com
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Media Relations
iRobot Corp.
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