iRobot is partnering with IFTTT, the integration and discovery platform, to enable new embedded smart home integrations. The companies will work to let customers more easily integrate devices and services, like smart thermostats, lighting and home security, directly within the iRobot Home app.
iRobot is innovating through digital features and smart home integrations to enhance the customer experience. Currently, this includes directing the Roomba and iSeries robotic vacuums and the Braava jet m6 robotic mop, to clean specific rooms by name using voice assistant integrations. As a result, customers can now clean simply by saying, “Tell Roomba to vacuum the kitchen.” This is just one example of how iRobot products are integrated within the broader smart home ecosystem. Working with IFTTT, and leveraging their new Connect product, iRobot will develop in-app integrations to allow its products to more extensively interact with other devices in the home.
“IFTTT Connect enables a powerful and easy-to-use way for our customers to connect our products with other smart devices in their home,” said Chris Jones, chief technology officer of iRobot. “We are excited to work with IFTTT to open up exciting new automations that enhance our existing connected product base, elevate the overall customer experience and further differentiate our products in the marketplace. We also look forward to exploring with IFTTT opportunities to unlock innovative smart home experiences using the home understanding our robots can provide.”