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Neato Robotics' XV-21 vacuum sucks up pet hair and allergens, looks like a new-age SNES

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Sure, iRobot may have a strong presence in the impending robot apocolypse world of autonomous vacuum cleaners, but lest we forget about the others like Neato Robotics. The company's introducing the retro-futuristic XV-21 Pet and Allergy Vacuum for those of us wanting rid our domains of sniffle-inducing dust particles....
Neato Robotics' XV-21 vacuum sucks up pet hair and allergens, looks like a new-age SNES

DARPA's low-cost robotic hand gets put through its paces (video)

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This three-fingered manipulator has just about everything you could ever want in a robotic hand. It's relatively low-cost, it's powerful, it's capable of picking up objects both large and small, and it's robust. In fact, we've already seen the thing used as a tee for an aluminum bat. The...
DARPA's low-cost robotic hand gets put through its paces (video)
Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP5, But Wait…There’s More

iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest

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iRobot may be best known for its household automatons, but the company's expertise goes far beyond circular bots built for sweeping and scrubbing floors. Its Warrior and 110 FirstLook bots are built for the military, and now the Advanced Inflatable Robot (AIR) arm model is joining its armed forces...
iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest
iRobot expands hard floor-cleaning options with acquisition of Mint's Evolution Robotics

Engadget's New York City meetup wrap-up!

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Wow. Thank you, New York City! We had a blast at last night's reader meetup, and judging from everyone we spoke to, a Roseland Ballroom packed full of Gotham gadget geeks had a grand 'ole time as well. Twelve lucky readers walked away with a Samsung Galaxy Note II...
Engadget's New York City meetup wrap-up!

Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

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iRobot, makers of the Roomba, just stopped by Fast Company's offices. They let us play with their new surveillance robot that you operate by throwing. Here's what happened. Boston-area firm iRobot is best known as the creators of the Roomba, the beloved floor-cleaning robots found in middle-class homes worldwide....
Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

iRobot's RP-VITA mobile telepresence robot iPad app eyes-on (video)

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It's a mouthful, we know, but the gist of the below video is this: a few months back, iRobot unveiled RP-VITA, a teleconferencing robot with a rolling base. The company's got all sorts of plans for the 'bot, but is starting things off with medical applications. It's co-branded the...
iRobot's RP-VITA mobile telepresence robot iPad app eyes-on (video)
iRobot Releases New Versions Of Its Vacuuming Robot And Its Gutter Cleaning Robot

Top 10 Phat Startups of 2012

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There’s nothing wrong with making phone apps or mobile games. But Jamie Goldstein thinks that startups — and their backers — should attack bigger, meatier problems. So, while many people talk up the virtues of lean startups, Goldstein thinks it’s time to focus on companies willing to take big risk...
Top 10 Phat Startups of 2012

Care.com sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO

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These are interesting times for Care.com, the Reid Hoffman-backed site that wants to be the “Amazon of care.” In the last year, the company has expanded its service to more than 15 countries, acquired a few startups and raised $50 million (bringing its total raised to $109 million). Now the...
Care.com sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO

Physician robot to begin making rounds

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iRobot and InTouch Health unveiled a human-sized robot that allows clinicians and nurses to remotely communicate and evaluate a hospital patient's health....
Physician robot to begin making rounds

Jeff Bezos-backed robotics startup changes name, raises $30 million

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Jeff Bezos loves robots, with Amazon.com shelling out $775 million for Cambridge, Massachusetts robot maker Kiva Systems earlier this year. But that’s not the billionaire’s only robot love in the Boston area. Bezos also an investor in Heartland Robotics, which just announced today that it has raised $30 million in...
Jeff Bezos-backed robotics startup changes name, raises $30 million

Health care robot brings experts to bedside

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A health care robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health allows doctors who may be thousands of miles away to interact with patients at their bedsides.Called RP-VITA, the robot stands 1.7 meters high and rolls around hospitals controlled by an iPad. The robot was designed to bring world class...
Health care robot brings experts to bedside

iRobot Scooba 390 hands-on

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Last week's trip to iRobot's headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts wasn't just about tossing battlefield 'bots about. We also had the opportunity to check out some of the company's more domestic offerings. The Scooba 390 is the latest addition to the iRobot's line of floor cleaners. The mopping 'bot offers...
iRobot Scooba 390 hands-on
iRobot and InTouch Health announce RP-VITA 'telemedicine' robot

Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)

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We've all seen a Roomba at one point or another, be it picking up debris around our feet in a friend's living room or chauffeuring a courageous kitty for an entertaining clip on YouTube. Likely far less familiar, however, is iRobot's gadget-filled Massachusetts headquarters, including the museum-like "cool stuff...
Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)

New Roomba Is Fully Loaded, But Won't Do All Your Dirty Work

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When I told people that I’ve been testing the newest Roomba vacuum this week, I got a variety of reactions. “A robotic vacuum is like an electric shaver,” one friend said. “It does a good job but it doesn’t get super close.” “Never trust a man who thinks using a...
New Roomba Is Fully Loaded, But Won't Do All Your Dirty Work

iRobot, InTouch Health unveil RP-VITA telepresence robot, let doctors phone in bedside manner

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In case you missed the memo, there's quite a bit more to iRobot than adorable autonomous vacuums -- these days the firm works on military projects, consumer electronics and tablet-controlled telepresence robots. Earlier this year, iRobot even retooled itself to build an emerging technologies group, announcing a partnership with...
iRobot, InTouch Health unveil RP-VITA telepresence robot, let doctors phone in bedside manner

iRobot 110 FirstLook hands-on (video)

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iRobot's Bedford, Massachusetts headquarters is literally crawling (well, rolling) with robots of all shapes and sizes, from friendlier household fare like Scoobas and Roombas, to the 450-pound Warrior battlefield 'bot, which patrols the perimeter, looking for mock IEDs. The highlight of our trip this week, however, had to be...
iRobot 110 FirstLook hands-on (video)

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with iRobot's Jeff Karlson

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iRobot had a few surprises up its mechanical sleeves this week, including the Mirra 530 pool cleaning 'bot. We'll be speaking with the company's outdoor product manager, Jeff Karlson about that device and the rest of the company's diverse roster of products. January 11, 2013 4:00 PM EST Check...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with iRobot's Jeff Karlson

CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)

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A new venture from an iRobot co-founder called CyPhy Works has borne fruit in the form of two flying drones dedicated to surveillance duty. The first, called Ease, is a mere foot in diameter by 16-inches tall and can fly safely in tight spaces or through open windows or...
CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)

iRobot applies for 'all-in-one' 3D printer patent: aims to reduce need for post-processing

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It's no floor cleaner, so it looks like iRobot's looking to expand its horizons, filing a patent application for a "robotic fabricator". While not granted (yet), the USPTO filing outlines an all-in-one 3D printer that is capable of post-print milling and processing. Typical 3D printing results in an 'overhang'...
iRobot applies for 'all-in-one' 3D printer patent: aims to reduce need for post-processing

iRobot: Siri's film answers are nothing but pro-machine propaganda

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So the iPhone's resident supercomputer has been updated to give its biased opinion on sci-fi classics. We always knew where its sympathies layFor anyone raised on The Matrix and The Terminator and any other films about machines and robots that rise up and enslave mankind, the iPhone's voice-activated assistant app...
iRobot: Siri's film answers are nothing but pro-machine propaganda

The Engadget Show is live tonight with Douglas Rushkoff, Sony, iRobot, MWC and air combat!

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We hope you're having a nice March. Ours has been pretty swell so far. We've been hanging out in Barcelona, flying over the skies of Nevada, playing around with robots in New England, interviewing Sony bigwigs and four-wheelin' through desert sandstorms. Thankfully, all it hasn't been in vain --...
The Engadget Show is live tonight with Douglas Rushkoff, Sony, iRobot, MWC and air combat!

iRobot's 'throwable' 110 FirstLook bot gets drafted into the military (video)

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There's something pretty damn appealing about a controllable robot that can be hurled through a window and live to tell the tale. It looks like the military brass agree; The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) has ordered over 100 of iRobot's 110 FirstLook scouting units. Unsurprisingly, these...
iRobot's 'throwable' 110 FirstLook bot gets drafted into the military (video)
DARPA-developed suspension makes a smooth ride for robots
The RP-VITA By iRobot Will See You Now

Technology dreamers given window to future in The Jetsons

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Futuristic technology was given a platform in The Jetsons. Now, the cartoon that made you smile and dream of what could be has turned 50. While we don't yet have flying cars with bubble gas transporting people around, robots that walk and talk and so-called "roadable aircraft" do exist....
Technology dreamers given window to future in The Jetsons

iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million

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Home (and military) robot maker iRobot has just acquired Evolution Robotics, the makers of the Mint floor cleaning robot with an R&D shop focused on navigational tools. The Mint cleaner will join iRobot’s Roomba line. In a press release that touts the move as an expansion of iRobot’s “position as...
iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million
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