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iRobot Schedules First-Quarter 2014 Earnings Call
BEDFORD, Mass., Apr. 15, 2014 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, announced today it will issue its first-quarter 2014 financial results after market close on April 22.
Students and Tech Enthusiasts Gear Up for National Robotics Week 2014
BEDFORD, Mass., April 3, 2014 – In a year full of robot news and advancements, the fifth annual National Robotics Week is being held April 5-13. Established by Congress in 2010 to raise awareness about robots and their important role in shaping the future of education, industry and the U.S. economy, National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology.
iRobot Announces Stock Repurchase Program
BEDFORD, Mass., April 2, 2014 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program. Under the program, iRobot may purchase up to $50 million of its common stock beginning May 1, 2014 and ending April 30, 2015.
The Company That Makes Cute Vacuums Also Makes Robots Used In Some Of The World's Most Dangerous Places
"For the past 10 years, a company called iRobot has changed the way we think about vacuum cleaners. But there's another part of the business that not a lot of people know about: It builds security and defense robots for the police and military. These robots have been used everywhere from Afghanistan at the height of the war, to Japan after the catastrophic failure of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant."
— Business Insider - Dylan Love
Robotic futures: Telepresence your way into work
"'Telepresence' is fast gaining traction in the workplace as videoconferencing and other technological tools become ever more sophisticated. Today users can remotely control tablets on robotic wheels around their environment." A look at the newly released Ava 500.
— BBC - Richard Taylor
Gear: Keep a vacation rental home clean by unleashing a mopping robot
"Whether you’ve tracked in snow, mud, dirt or sand, there’s no reason you should trouble yourself with scrubbing the floors of your weekend getaway or vacation rental. Just let loose the new Scooba 450, a little robot floor mopper from the same folks who created the popular do-it-itself iRobot Roomba carpet vacuum."
— LA Times - Judi Dash