iRobot Receives IDIQ Contracts with Total Potential Value of $96 Million from U.S. Navy
Oct 5 15
iRobot Corp. announced its Defense & Security business unit has been awarded two indefinite delivery/indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts with a combined total ceiling of $96 million from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. Initial orders under the contracts have been placed and total $7.9 million. The first multi-year IDIQ contract, with a total ceiling of $46.7 million, is for support services, upgrades and spares for Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK1 robots. MTRS MK1 is modeled after iRobot's multi-mission iRobot 510 PackBot. An initial order valued at $7.5 million has been received under this contract with work to be completed by September 2016. The second multi-year IDIQ contract has a total ceiling of $49.1 million. It allows for the production of new MTRS MK1 robots, depot level repair parts, spares, consumables and approved accessories to support configuration management and engineering enhancements. An initial order valued at $374,000 has been received under this contract with work to be completed by September 2016.
iRobot Corporation Announces Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Sep 16 15
iRobot Corp. announced the Roomba 980 vacuum cleaning robot the company’s most capable and best cleaning robotic vacuum to date. Roomba 980 is the first Roomba to combine adaptive navigation with visual localization, cloud connected app control, and increased cleaning power on carpets, helping people to keep cleaner floors throughout the entire home at the push of a button. Smart: Roomba Cleans an Entire Level of a Home with Intelligent Navigation By combining the company’s iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology with new sensors, the Roomba 980 vacuum cleaning robot independently cleans an entire floor level in a home. With Roomba 980, the company is implementing its proprietary visual simultaneous localization and mapping technology for the first time in a consumer product. This groundbreaking technology is part of the company’s new iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization, which allows Roomba 980 to build a map of its environment as it cleans, keeping track of its location until it has cleaned an entire level. Using the map, Roomba 980 will run continuously for up to two hours1, then automatically return to its Home Base to recharge and resume until the cleaning is done. Roomba 980 will clean efficiently in open areas by moving in parallel lines while also taking advantage of the robot's suite of sensors to adapt its pattern when necessary, seamlessly navigating under furniture and around clutter. Simple: Connect Roomba to Clean from Anywhere with iRobot HOME App iRobot's new HOME App allows users to connect Roomba 980 to their Wi-Fi network, so when cleaning schedules don't match social or work schedules, they can start a cleaning job from anywhere, anytime. Roomba 980 can also be scheduled to clean up to seven times a week from the familiar Smartphone interface. Available for Android and iOS devices, the HOME App expands Roomba 980's functionality, allowing users to choose the appropriate cleaning mode for their unique home, such as choosing between one or two passes, edge cleaning and whether to use Carpet Boost behavior. The HOME App also provides information about cleaning status, customized tips and direct access to customer support. Clean: Twice the Cleaning Performance2Where it's Needed Most Dirt doesn't stand a chance against the Roomba 980, which is smart enough to detect different floor surfaces and optimize its cleaning power based on the type of floor it's cleaning. Its AeroForce Cleaning System with Carpet Boost provides twice the cleaning power2 by automatically increasing the performance of the Gen 3 motor on carpet and rugs. Roomba 980 features a low profile design to clean under furniture and kickboards, while Dirt Detect uses optical and acoustic sensors to detect high concentrations of dirt and debris and perform concentrated cleaning in the areas where it's needed most. First introduced on the Roomba 800 Series, the Roomba 980 also features brushless, dual counterrotating debris extractors that grab dirt from any floor type while reducing hair tangles and brush maintenance.
iRobot Announces Defense & Security Orders Totaling $7.2 Million
Sep 10 15
iRobot Corp. announced its Defense & Security business unit has received orders totaling $7.2 million from U.S. and international customers. The orders include the delivery of spare parts and associated equipment, as well as the delivery of new robots ranging from the five-pound, compact and expandable 110 First Look®, the man-portable 310 SUGV, the multi-mission 510 PackBot® and the heavy duty 710 Kobra™. iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 of its defense and security robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.