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iRobot receives $11 million order from the U.S. Army

10/3/2011
First order under a new contract for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs)

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 3, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received an $11 million order from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan for 70 of the company’s model 310 SUGV robots and spares kits.

The order is the first under a new two-year requirements contract, which allows the Army to purchase model 310 SUGV robots and spares.

310 SUGV is a man-portable robot that is being used to perform dismounted operations. SUGV robots are smaller and lighter versions of the combat-proven iRobot® PackBot®.

“iRobot is pleased that the Army is continuing to invest in SUGV,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “We receive feedback from end users on a regular basis and we know that SUGV is proving its worth every day on the battlefield. The robot’s light weight, durability and ease-of-use give our troops the upper hand as they carry out dangerous missions.”

iRobot has delivered more than 4,000 tactical mobile robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.

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.
(781) 430-3003
ecaffrey@irobot.com
Charlie Vaida
Media Relations
iRobot Corp.
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