Who We Are at iRobot
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference.
We was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality.
In 2014, iRobot generated $557 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.
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 Defence and Security: Protecting those in harm’s way
Our combat-proven defence and security robots perform multiple missions for troops and public safety professionals. More than 5,000 have been delivered to military and civil defence 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 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 FirstLook®, a small, light, throwable robot for special operations, and the iRobot® 710 Kobra™, a large robot that carries heavy payloads.
About Our Role In The Robot Industry
As a pioneer in the robot industry, our goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by fuelling 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, behaviours 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 war fighters and public safety professionals tackle dangerous missions with less risk.
Our technology Organization performs cutting-edge research to meet the advanced needs of sponsors with integrated robotic solutions. The Technology Organization 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.
iRobot STEM is a unique and multi-faceted educational outreach initiative. Designed to inspire students to choose careers in the STEM fields including robotics, the program helps generate excitement around science, technology, engineering and math. iRobot STEM brings the exciting and educational world of robots into the classroom all year long with online resources, classroom visits, demonstrations and much more. iRobot hosts student groups for tours, participates in educator workshops and attends STEM-related events to bring the world of robotics alive. In addition, the Robot Create®, programmable mobile robot provides educators, students and developers with an affordable, pre-assembled platform for hands-on programming and development. As a founder and lead organizer 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.