Neato Robotics has integrated Google Assistant on Google Home within its connected lineup of robotic vacuums. The integration further expands technical capabilities and ensures that Neato is fully integrated into the smart connected home, the company said.
iRobot has updated its iRobot Home App in an effort to expand the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home.
Stanley Black & Decker has completed its purchase of the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings Corporation for approximately $900 million in cash.
Hoover has launched two new floor cleaning appliances, the Power Scrub Elite for routine and deep cleans and the Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner for quick spot and stain removal.
iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, has invested in Intuition Robotics, a developer of social companion technologies.
Hoover is undergoing a major rebranding effort, which looks to build on the brand’s heritage while modernizing the way it is perceived in the marketplace. The new campaign, “A New Generation of Clean,” builds upon the brand’s legacy while addressing the needs of today’s active family, the company said.
iRobot Corp. reported revenue for the full year 2016 was $660.6 million, compared with $616.8 million for the full year 2015. Net income for the fiscal year was $41.9 million, compared with $44.1 million for the full year 2015.
Dyson is relocating its U.S. headquarters from its current location in the River North area of Chicago to the Fulton Market District, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The move is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
iRobot Corp. has named Elisha Finney, evp/chief financial officer at Varian Medical Systems, to its board of directors.
Black+Decker has expanded its floor care portfolio and entered the robotic vacuum market with its Smartech robotic vacuum line. The new robotic vacuums connect to the brand’s mobile app via Bluetooth, allowing users to control the vacuums from their smartphone.