Home-cleaning robot manufacturer iRobot announced today that it has acquired one of its key competitors, Evolution Robotics, for $74 million. Evolution Robotics is the maker of the Mint floor cleaning robots.
My blissful dreams of robot-aided leisure colossal couch-potato-dom were brutally crushed, alas, under the harsh realities of early adopterhood.
If the past 50 years saw the rise of industrial robots, the next 50 will be about the age of personal robots.
That’s the view of Steve Cousins (pictured above), chief executive of Willow Garage, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based maker …