The personal robots market is set to pull in some major cash over the next few years — but robotic assistants probably won’t be a part of the equation.
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.
[vimeo 32353014 w=640 h=360] If you haven’t gotten a gift for your robot this Cyber Monday (what, you don’t have one yet?), you might want to think about visiting the RobotsAppStore, the Internet’s first portal for paid robot apps. The RobotsAppStore hosts a variety of programs created by enthusiasts worldwide who want to extend the functionality of robots everywhere.