Saturday, June 15, 2013

IRobot, Cisco team to create new robot, The Sun

IRobot, Cisco team to create new robot
The Sun
BEDFORD -- IRobot Corp. said Monday that it was teaming up with networking-equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc. to create a video-collaboration robot. The Ava 500 enables people working off-site to participate in meetings and presentations where
movement and location spontaneity are important, iRobot officials said in a statement.
The new product combines IRobot's autonomous navigation and robotics technology with Cisco's videoconferencing expertise.

IRobot CEO Colin Angle said the device will be in beta testing this year and that production units would begin shipment in early 2014.
Shares of iRobot closed Monday at $35, up 33 cents.

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