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 has added Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Manolis brings more than 30 years of product development and global e-commerce experience within the consumer technology space to iRobot as the company focuses on growing digital capabilities for its ecosystem of home robots.
iRobot has rolled out its new Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum with clean base automatic dirt disposal, and the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum.
iRobot Corp. said it has reached a confidential agreement with Black & Decker regarding a patent infringement suit. In April, the company took legal action against five floor care suppliers, claiming that each of the companies had used its patented technology without permission.
iRobot’s Roomba 690 robotic vacuum will be honored with the first Smart Home Award at the 2018 Housewares Design Awards celebration on January 30 during the Las Vegas Market.
iRobot continues to gain in 2017, reporting revenue growth of $205.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, compared with $168.6 million for the third quarter of 2016.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components based on a complaint filed by iRobot Corporation, according to the company. The complaint, filed April 18 by iRobot, alleges infringement of six U.S. patents against several robotic vacuum manufacturers.
iRobot has extended the availability of its cloud-connected cleaning with the launch of the Roomba 890 and Roomba 690 WiFi connected vacuuming robots. The company has also launched an Amazon Alexa skill for U.S. customers of WiFi connected Roomba robotic vacuums.