iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference.
iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality.
In 2012, iRobot generated $436 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry’s top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.
iRobot’s corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, Mass. The company also has offices in California, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong.
About Our Robots
iRobot has made some of the world’s most important robots.
iRobot Home Robots: The smarter way to get it done
iRobot’s home robots are revolutionizing the way people clean – inside and out. More than 8 million home robots have been sold worldwide. The award-winning iRobot® Roomba® vacuum cleaning robot is leading the charge. Roomba made practical robots a reality for the first time and showed the world that robots are here to stay. iRobot’s acclaimed line of home robots also includes the iRobot Scooba® floor washing robot, the iRobot MirraTM pool cleaning robot and the iRobot Looj® gutter cleaning robot.
iRobot Defense and Security: Protecting those in harm’s way
iRobot’s combat-proven defense and security robots perform multiple missions for troops and public safety professionals. More than 5,000 have been delivered to military and civil defense forces worldwide. Developed for the U.S. Army’s modernization program, Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) is the robot for dismounted mobile operations and infantry missions. SUGV’s predecessor, the iRobot PackBot®, is one of the most successful battle-tested robots in the world, performing thousands of dangerous search, reconnaissance and bomb-disposal missions. iRobot’s line of military robots also includes the iRobot FirstLook®, a small, light, throwable robot for special operations, and the iRobot Warrior®, a large robot that carries heavy payloads.
About Our Role In The Robot Industry
As a pioneer in the robot industry, iRobot’s goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by fueling the era of robots.
To support and encourage the development of robot technology, iRobot offers comprehensive resources for third-party developers, providing information and products that facilitate the creation and easy integration of new payloads, behaviors and capabilities on iRobot platforms. iRobot collaborates with external developers from government agencies, academic institutions and small and large businesses to create and bring to market innovations that help warfighters and public safety professionals tackle dangerous missions with less risk.
iRobot's Research Group performs cutting-edge research to meet the advanced needs of sponsors with integrated robotic solutions. The Research Group pursues R&D opportunities with leading academic research institutions, businesses and other technology innovators, leveraging experience as a systems integrator and putting together best-in-class teams of partners from a wide range of technology areas.
SPARK (Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge) is iRobot’s unique and multi-faceted educational outreach initiative. Designed to inspire students to choose careers in the robot industry and become the roboticists of tomorrow, SPARK helps teach science, technology, engineering and math in fun and interesting new ways. SPARK brings the exciting and educational world of robots into the classroom all year long with online resources, educator workshops, classroom visits and much more. In addition, the iRobot® Create® programmable mobile robot provides educators, students and developers with an affordable, pre-assembled platform for hands-on programming and development. As founding co-sponsor of National Robotics Week, iRobot actively promotes robotics as a pillar of 21-century American innovation and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education.
With more than two decades of leadership in the robot industry, iRobot remains committed to providing platforms for invention and discovery, developing key partnerships to foster technological exploration and building robots that improve the quality of life and safety standards worldwide.