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There are people worldwide who have eliminated their need to vacuum and clean floors thanks to the iRobot line of robotic vacuum and moppers. One of the leading companies in the robotic vacuum and mop category is iRobot, and the company has announced the launch of iRobot Genius Home Intelligence. He describes that platform as a new and powerful robot … Continue reading
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Harold Roscoe 2017-07-28
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Earlier in the week, the news agency Reuters that the company iRobot, which makes the ele-robot Roomba, would be prepared to sell maps of their customers ' homes to the companies that manufacture the gadgets to the smart home.

iRobot now report that this is not true, and that Reuters misunderstood their CEO Colin Angle during the interview with him.

After the Reuters article reacted to a lot of strongly, as they felt that this would be able to make the right major intervention in iRobots customers ' privacy.

ZDNet has contacted iRobot and a spokesperson for the company says to them:

Colin never said that iRobot would look to sell the customer maps or data to other companies.

the iRobot has not had any conversations with other companies about data transactions, and iRobot will not sell customer data."

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Charlie Warren 2020-08-25
New features include precision cleaning zones. | Image: iRobot

iRobot is announcing what it’s calling the biggest software upgrade to its robot vacuum cleaners since the company’s inception 30 years ago: a new AI-powered platform known as iRobot Genius Home Intelligence. Or, as iRobot CEO Colin Angle describes it: “It’s a lobotomy and replacement of the intelligence systems in all of our robots.”

The new system is part a big shift in how iRobot develops its wares, Angle tells The Verge. As robovacs become commodity goods, available for less than $200 from many vendors, iRobot wants to move up the value chain, differentiating itself from lower-tier rivals with sophisticated software. What that means, says Angle, is a robot you can really control.

“Imagine you had a cleaning person come to your home...

Continue reading…

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Ralph Miller 2019-10-17
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The iRobot Roomba’s extensive array of innovative features and its excellent performance have made it a leading brand in the world of robot vacuums.

Even with the rise of capable competitors, the Roomba line remains tough to beat.

If you’re planning to get one, now’s the right time as Amazon is slashing the price of the iRobot Roomba i7 along with other premium robovacs.

Normally $799, the iRobot Roomba i7 is now available on Amazon at a healthier price of $699.

The iRobot Roomba i7 shares similar features with the pricier i7+ except for the automatic dirt disposal and enhanced charging station.

Speaking of upgrades, iRobot outfitted this unit with the Imprint Smart Mapping.

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Michelle Briggs 2018-10-31
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Google and Roomba-maker iRobot announced Wednesday they are collaborating on further integrating robotic vacuums into part of a Google Home setup.

"We're looking forward to working with Google to explore new ways to enable a more thoughtful home," Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot, said in a press release.

The $999 iRobot Roomba i7+ is the company's first vacuum to create lo-res maps of user's homes.

A company spokesperson told CNET the collaboration hopes to "explore how robotic technologies can help to create a more cohesive and seamless smart home experience through spatial context."

At the moment, users can say, "OK Google, tell Roomba to start cleaning," and the iRobot i7+ will react, for example.

However, the iRobot room data could also be used by this and other smart devices -- such as thermostats and speakers -- which work on a room-by-room basis.

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Ricky Nesbitt 2019-01-29
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iRobot is best known for making vacuum cleaner robots: the infamous Roomba lineup.

But the company also makes mopping robots (Braava lineup), pool cleaning robots (Mirra lineup), a bot to help clean gutters, and even programmable robots (Create lineup).

iRobot today introduced the Terra robot lawn mower, which features “state-of-the-art mapping and navigation technologies, high-performance, high-quality mowing, and easy installation.” Lawns are arguably easier to mow for a robot than houses are to clean, but the company is still starting off cautiously — the iRobot Terra robot mower will be available for sale in Germany and as part of a beta program in the U.S. sometime later this year.

iRobot said it would share more specific availability and pricing at a later date.

“iRobot is building an ecosystem of robots and technologies that help people do more both inside and outside of the home,” iRobot CEO Colin Angle said in a statement.

“The robot mower segment is well established in EMEA and has tremendous room for growth in other markets, including North America.

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William Franklin 2017-03-15
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The Roomba is already one of the easiest vacuum cleaners to use, what with being autonomous, but now that it has an Amazon Alexa integration, things just got even easier.

If autonomy in and of itself doesn’t make your Roomba the best vacuum cleaner of all time, perhaps voice activation will do the trick.

Everyone’s favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with naught but your voice.

Moreover, the Roomba’s associated iRobot Home app now comes with a Clean Map report, which displays information around the dirtiest floor areas and total space cleaned.

“iRobot is aggressively pursuing opportunities within the connected home to improve our customers’ experience with our cleaning robots,” said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot.

“The latest updates for the iRobot Home App make cleaning with an iRobot Roomba vacuuming robot even more user friendly, with voice-activated commands, enhanced mapping features and useful post-cleaning reports.

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Michael Morehead 2017-07-29
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Earlier this week, iRobot, the makers of the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, was said to have plans to sell the mapping data of users’ homes collected by the devices to third-party companies.

This was shared by CEO Colin Angle in an interview with Reuters, and to little surprise in this age of growing privacy awareness, customers are more than a bit upset.

To clarify the issue, Angle has stated that his comments were misunderstood, and that iRobot will never users’ data.

In a statement given to ZDNet, Angle wrote that customers are in control of their data, not iRobot, and that’s how the company will continue to operate:

“First things first, iRobot will never sell your data.

Our mission is to help you keep a cleaner home and, in time, to help the smart home and the devices in it work better.

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Daniel Slye 2017-07-24
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Above: iRobot CEO Colin Angle is pictured at iRobot Shanghai office in Shanghai, China, May 16, 2017.

Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.

According to financial research firm IHS Markit, the market for smart home devices was worth $9.8 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow 60 percent this year.

Low-cost Roomba rivals were the subject of a report by short-seller Ben Axler of Spruce Point Capital Management, which sent the stock down 20 percent to $84 at the end of June.

“The competition is focused on making cleaning products, not a mapping robot.”

Founded in 1990, iRobot saw early success building bomb disposal robots for the U.S. Army before launching the world’s first “robovac” in 2002.

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Ronald Mitchell 2019-06-20
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Bedford, Massachusetts-based iRobot, the robotics company perhaps best known for its iconic Roomba autonomous home vacuum cleaners, today announced that it has acquired Root Robotics, a startup founded within Harvard University’s Wyss Institute.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but iRobot said it has already added the startup’s eponymous $199 Root coding robot to its product lineup.

“The acquisition of Root Robotics allows iRobot to broaden the impact of its STEM efforts with a commercially available, educational robotic platform already being used by educators, students, and parents,” said iRobot CEO Colin Angle in a statement.

“Root also helps increase the reach of iRobot’s educational robot line by offering a proven system for people of all ages, including students in elementary school.”

Root is a two-wheeled, LED-sporting toy that operates on flat surfaces like tables, floors, and countertops, as well as vertical surfaces like classroom whiteboards.

Magnetic attachment points on its top let users affix 3D-printed accessories to it.

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Brian Williams 2017-07-28
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This was not the conversation iRobot CEO Colin Angle expected to have this week.

In the past few days, iRobot posted excellent Q2 earnings, thanks to brisk Prime Day Roomba sales, and acquired its largest European distributor in a $141 million deal.

Yet the CEO and the company he founded were suddenly at the center of home privacy concerns over a report that he was looking to sell Roomba home mapping information to the highest bidder.

When we reached out earlier in the week, the executive answered noncommittally that “iRobot has not formed any plans to sell the data.” But a new statement issued to ZDNET earlier today gets more to the heart of the matter, stating that “iRobot will never [emphasis his] sell your data.”

It’s the kind of definitive statement the company should have issued immediately, rather than letting the story live for a few more days.

For his part, Angle is adamant that he never said the company was planning to sell information to a third party.

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Donald Herrera 2017-07-28
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iRobot, the maker of Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, won't sell customer data to other companies, its CEO has said in a statement, clearing up a report from earlier this week that set off consumer privacy alarms.

"First things first, iRobot will never sell your data.

Our mission is to help you keep a cleaner home and, in time, to help the smart home and the devices in it work better," Colin Angle, iRobot's CEO and founder, told ZDNet on Thursday.

This is a sharp change of course from comments Angle made in a Reuters report a few days ago.

In that report, Angle seemed to suggest data gathered by Roombas as they maneuver around your home could be sold to the highest bidder in order to improve third-party smart home devices.

On followup with ZDNet, iRobot said it was misinterpreted that iRobot plans to sell customer data to other companies, specifically Amazon, Apple and Google.

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Manuel Darcangelo 2017-03-14
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iRobot today announced an update to its iRobot Home app: its Roomba vacuum cleaners are getting new Clean Map reports.

You can download the new version now from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.iRobot also announced plans for integration with Amazon Alexa voice activated control.

That feature, which allows customers to start, stop, and pause Roomba cleaning jobs with voice commands, is scheduled to arrive for U.S. customers in Q2 2017. iRobot gave an example of a possible command: “Alexa, ask Roomba to begin cleaning.”The iRobot Home app works with the Roomba 960 and Roomba 980 vacuum cleaners.

As these robots clean, they build a map of the home.

Clean Map reports, available in the app’s History tab, make these maps interactive (you can zoom and pan from room to room) visible to customers after a cleaning job is complete.

They can show the total area cleaned, the duration of the job, and where the robot encountered higher concentration of dirt or debris.

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William Ewing 2019-06-20

In a bid to expand its educational offerings, iRobot has acquired local Massachusetts-based startup, Root Robotics.

The company is the creator of the eponymous coding robot, a two-wheeled device designed to draw on whiteboards and other surfaces, scanning colors, playing music and otherwise playing out coding instructions.

We had the company at our CES stage last year, and it managed to stand out among a sea of educational ‘bots at the event.

iRobot clearly sees a lot of value in the Wyss Institute at Harvard University spin-off, and will integrate the startup’s offering into its portfolio immediately.

“The acquisition of Root Robotics allows iRobot to broaden the impact of its STEM efforts with a commercially available, educational robotic platform already being used by educators, students and parents,” iRobot CEO Colin Angle said in a press release.

“Root also helps increase the reach of iRobot’s educational robot line by offering a proven system for people of all ages, including students in elementary school.”

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Jason Kowalski 2018-09-06
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There’s a new Roomba robot vacuum on its way that looks to be a lot smarter about how it navigates your home, and how it cleans up after itself.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is a development on the previous Roomba 980, bringing in a new Smart Mapping system that memorises the layouts of different rooms.

Offload the dirty work with one of the 6 best robot vacuum cleaners

Another neat addition is a small bin attached to the Roomba’s charging dock, which it automatically returns to after a clean to dump the dust and crumbs it’s accrued on the way.

Users will be notified through the Roomba smartphone app when the bin is full and needs to be taken to your other, larger household bin.

The Roomba i7+ and base station are available for preorder now for $949.99 (around £730/AU$1,320), with units shipping from September 12th to the US and Canada, and a wider global release no doubt shortly to follow.

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Anthony Breedlove 2020-08-25
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There are people worldwide who have eliminated their need to vacuum and clean floors thanks to the iRobot line of robotic vacuum and moppers. One of the leading companies in the robotic vacuum and mop category is iRobot, and the company has announced the launch of iRobot Genius Home Intelligence. He describes that platform as a new and powerful robot … Continue reading
Harold Roscoe 2017-07-28
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Earlier in the week, the news agency Reuters that the company iRobot, which makes the ele-robot Roomba, would be prepared to sell maps of their customers ' homes to the companies that manufacture the gadgets to the smart home.

iRobot now report that this is not true, and that Reuters misunderstood their CEO Colin Angle during the interview with him.

After the Reuters article reacted to a lot of strongly, as they felt that this would be able to make the right major intervention in iRobots customers ' privacy.

ZDNet has contacted iRobot and a spokesperson for the company says to them:

Colin never said that iRobot would look to sell the customer maps or data to other companies.

the iRobot has not had any conversations with other companies about data transactions, and iRobot will not sell customer data."

Ralph Miller 2019-10-17
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The iRobot Roomba’s extensive array of innovative features and its excellent performance have made it a leading brand in the world of robot vacuums.

Even with the rise of capable competitors, the Roomba line remains tough to beat.

If you’re planning to get one, now’s the right time as Amazon is slashing the price of the iRobot Roomba i7 along with other premium robovacs.

Normally $799, the iRobot Roomba i7 is now available on Amazon at a healthier price of $699.

The iRobot Roomba i7 shares similar features with the pricier i7+ except for the automatic dirt disposal and enhanced charging station.

Speaking of upgrades, iRobot outfitted this unit with the Imprint Smart Mapping.

Ricky Nesbitt 2019-01-29
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iRobot is best known for making vacuum cleaner robots: the infamous Roomba lineup.

But the company also makes mopping robots (Braava lineup), pool cleaning robots (Mirra lineup), a bot to help clean gutters, and even programmable robots (Create lineup).

iRobot today introduced the Terra robot lawn mower, which features “state-of-the-art mapping and navigation technologies, high-performance, high-quality mowing, and easy installation.” Lawns are arguably easier to mow for a robot than houses are to clean, but the company is still starting off cautiously — the iRobot Terra robot mower will be available for sale in Germany and as part of a beta program in the U.S. sometime later this year.

iRobot said it would share more specific availability and pricing at a later date.

“iRobot is building an ecosystem of robots and technologies that help people do more both inside and outside of the home,” iRobot CEO Colin Angle said in a statement.

“The robot mower segment is well established in EMEA and has tremendous room for growth in other markets, including North America.

Michael Morehead 2017-07-29
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Earlier this week, iRobot, the makers of the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, was said to have plans to sell the mapping data of users’ homes collected by the devices to third-party companies.

This was shared by CEO Colin Angle in an interview with Reuters, and to little surprise in this age of growing privacy awareness, customers are more than a bit upset.

To clarify the issue, Angle has stated that his comments were misunderstood, and that iRobot will never users’ data.

In a statement given to ZDNet, Angle wrote that customers are in control of their data, not iRobot, and that’s how the company will continue to operate:

“First things first, iRobot will never sell your data.

Our mission is to help you keep a cleaner home and, in time, to help the smart home and the devices in it work better.

Ronald Mitchell 2019-06-20
img

Bedford, Massachusetts-based iRobot, the robotics company perhaps best known for its iconic Roomba autonomous home vacuum cleaners, today announced that it has acquired Root Robotics, a startup founded within Harvard University’s Wyss Institute.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but iRobot said it has already added the startup’s eponymous $199 Root coding robot to its product lineup.

“The acquisition of Root Robotics allows iRobot to broaden the impact of its STEM efforts with a commercially available, educational robotic platform already being used by educators, students, and parents,” said iRobot CEO Colin Angle in a statement.

“Root also helps increase the reach of iRobot’s educational robot line by offering a proven system for people of all ages, including students in elementary school.”

Root is a two-wheeled, LED-sporting toy that operates on flat surfaces like tables, floors, and countertops, as well as vertical surfaces like classroom whiteboards.

Magnetic attachment points on its top let users affix 3D-printed accessories to it.

Donald Herrera 2017-07-28
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iRobot, the maker of Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, won't sell customer data to other companies, its CEO has said in a statement, clearing up a report from earlier this week that set off consumer privacy alarms.

"First things first, iRobot will never sell your data.

Our mission is to help you keep a cleaner home and, in time, to help the smart home and the devices in it work better," Colin Angle, iRobot's CEO and founder, told ZDNet on Thursday.

This is a sharp change of course from comments Angle made in a Reuters report a few days ago.

In that report, Angle seemed to suggest data gathered by Roombas as they maneuver around your home could be sold to the highest bidder in order to improve third-party smart home devices.

On followup with ZDNet, iRobot said it was misinterpreted that iRobot plans to sell customer data to other companies, specifically Amazon, Apple and Google.

William Ewing 2019-06-20

In a bid to expand its educational offerings, iRobot has acquired local Massachusetts-based startup, Root Robotics.

The company is the creator of the eponymous coding robot, a two-wheeled device designed to draw on whiteboards and other surfaces, scanning colors, playing music and otherwise playing out coding instructions.

We had the company at our CES stage last year, and it managed to stand out among a sea of educational ‘bots at the event.

iRobot clearly sees a lot of value in the Wyss Institute at Harvard University spin-off, and will integrate the startup’s offering into its portfolio immediately.

“The acquisition of Root Robotics allows iRobot to broaden the impact of its STEM efforts with a commercially available, educational robotic platform already being used by educators, students and parents,” iRobot CEO Colin Angle said in a press release.

“Root also helps increase the reach of iRobot’s educational robot line by offering a proven system for people of all ages, including students in elementary school.”

roombawifisetup 2021-04-05
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When you buy an irobot roomba for the cleaning purpose but you are unable to login in irobot roomba then you have to follow some easy steps which are used to solve the error of irobot roomba login or you can visit our website.if you still stuck in the error of irobot roomba login then you easily contact with our experts by through live chat or calling on our toll free number.

Charlie Warren 2020-08-25
New features include precision cleaning zones. | Image: iRobot

iRobot is announcing what it’s calling the biggest software upgrade to its robot vacuum cleaners since the company’s inception 30 years ago: a new AI-powered platform known as iRobot Genius Home Intelligence. Or, as iRobot CEO Colin Angle describes it: “It’s a lobotomy and replacement of the intelligence systems in all of our robots.”

The new system is part a big shift in how iRobot develops its wares, Angle tells The Verge. As robovacs become commodity goods, available for less than $200 from many vendors, iRobot wants to move up the value chain, differentiating itself from lower-tier rivals with sophisticated software. What that means, says Angle, is a robot you can really control.

“Imagine you had a cleaning person come to your home...

Continue reading…

Michelle Briggs 2018-10-31
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Google and Roomba-maker iRobot announced Wednesday they are collaborating on further integrating robotic vacuums into part of a Google Home setup.

"We're looking forward to working with Google to explore new ways to enable a more thoughtful home," Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot, said in a press release.

The $999 iRobot Roomba i7+ is the company's first vacuum to create lo-res maps of user's homes.

A company spokesperson told CNET the collaboration hopes to "explore how robotic technologies can help to create a more cohesive and seamless smart home experience through spatial context."

At the moment, users can say, "OK Google, tell Roomba to start cleaning," and the iRobot i7+ will react, for example.

However, the iRobot room data could also be used by this and other smart devices -- such as thermostats and speakers -- which work on a room-by-room basis.

William Franklin 2017-03-15
img

The Roomba is already one of the easiest vacuum cleaners to use, what with being autonomous, but now that it has an Amazon Alexa integration, things just got even easier.

If autonomy in and of itself doesn’t make your Roomba the best vacuum cleaner of all time, perhaps voice activation will do the trick.

Everyone’s favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with naught but your voice.

Moreover, the Roomba’s associated iRobot Home app now comes with a Clean Map report, which displays information around the dirtiest floor areas and total space cleaned.

“iRobot is aggressively pursuing opportunities within the connected home to improve our customers’ experience with our cleaning robots,” said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot.

“The latest updates for the iRobot Home App make cleaning with an iRobot Roomba vacuuming robot even more user friendly, with voice-activated commands, enhanced mapping features and useful post-cleaning reports.

Daniel Slye 2017-07-24
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Above: iRobot CEO Colin Angle is pictured at iRobot Shanghai office in Shanghai, China, May 16, 2017.

Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.

According to financial research firm IHS Markit, the market for smart home devices was worth $9.8 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow 60 percent this year.

Low-cost Roomba rivals were the subject of a report by short-seller Ben Axler of Spruce Point Capital Management, which sent the stock down 20 percent to $84 at the end of June.

“The competition is focused on making cleaning products, not a mapping robot.”

Founded in 1990, iRobot saw early success building bomb disposal robots for the U.S. Army before launching the world’s first “robovac” in 2002.

Brian Williams 2017-07-28
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This was not the conversation iRobot CEO Colin Angle expected to have this week.

In the past few days, iRobot posted excellent Q2 earnings, thanks to brisk Prime Day Roomba sales, and acquired its largest European distributor in a $141 million deal.

Yet the CEO and the company he founded were suddenly at the center of home privacy concerns over a report that he was looking to sell Roomba home mapping information to the highest bidder.

When we reached out earlier in the week, the executive answered noncommittally that “iRobot has not formed any plans to sell the data.” But a new statement issued to ZDNET earlier today gets more to the heart of the matter, stating that “iRobot will never [emphasis his] sell your data.”

It’s the kind of definitive statement the company should have issued immediately, rather than letting the story live for a few more days.

For his part, Angle is adamant that he never said the company was planning to sell information to a third party.

Manuel Darcangelo 2017-03-14
img

iRobot today announced an update to its iRobot Home app: its Roomba vacuum cleaners are getting new Clean Map reports.

You can download the new version now from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.iRobot also announced plans for integration with Amazon Alexa voice activated control.

That feature, which allows customers to start, stop, and pause Roomba cleaning jobs with voice commands, is scheduled to arrive for U.S. customers in Q2 2017. iRobot gave an example of a possible command: “Alexa, ask Roomba to begin cleaning.”The iRobot Home app works with the Roomba 960 and Roomba 980 vacuum cleaners.

As these robots clean, they build a map of the home.

Clean Map reports, available in the app’s History tab, make these maps interactive (you can zoom and pan from room to room) visible to customers after a cleaning job is complete.

They can show the total area cleaned, the duration of the job, and where the robot encountered higher concentration of dirt or debris.

Jason Kowalski 2018-09-06
img

There’s a new Roomba robot vacuum on its way that looks to be a lot smarter about how it navigates your home, and how it cleans up after itself.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is a development on the previous Roomba 980, bringing in a new Smart Mapping system that memorises the layouts of different rooms.

Offload the dirty work with one of the 6 best robot vacuum cleaners

Another neat addition is a small bin attached to the Roomba’s charging dock, which it automatically returns to after a clean to dump the dust and crumbs it’s accrued on the way.

Users will be notified through the Roomba smartphone app when the bin is full and needs to be taken to your other, larger household bin.

The Roomba i7+ and base station are available for preorder now for $949.99 (around £730/AU$1,320), with units shipping from September 12th to the US and Canada, and a wider global release no doubt shortly to follow.