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iRobot Unveils iRobot OS - The Most Thoughtfully Intelligent Operating System for the Home
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May 31, 2022, 7:00 AM ET
iRobot OS offers more pet features, understands more voice commands and has recognized more objects than any other robot
iRobot OS marks the evolution of company's Genius Home Intelligence platform
BEDFORD, Mass., May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, today introduced iRobot OS, an evolution of the company's Genius Home Intelligence platform. iRobot OS delivers a new level of customer experience for a cleaner, healthier and smarter home. Leveraging iRobot's growing base of over 20 million connected devices sold, a unique understanding of the home environment and an advanced computer vision platform, iRobot OS is already enabling over 2.7 million cleaning missions each and every day around the world.
"As iRobot expands its ecosystem of connected robots and smart home devices, we are placing a strategic emphasis on superior software intelligence delivered on high-performance, beautifully designed hardware," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. "iRobot OS brings it all to life, enabling products that understand the home environment, respect customer preferences and intuitively connect with the smart home ecosystem to get the job done. iRobot OS lets our robots get smarter and clean even more effectively over time, delivering valuable new features and functionality that benefits all customers, including pet owners, busy families and those looking to get the most out of their voice assistants. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to continuously building upon iRobot OS, providing customers with even more thoughtful ways to clean in the months and years ahead."
Built With More Pet Features Than Any Other Robot
The #1 choice for pet owners, and the only robot that guarantees it identifies and avoids solid pet waste, the iRobot OS powered Roomba® j7 and j7+ robot vacuums are built with more pet features than any other robot. With pet-centric features like Pet Lock and Keep Out Zones, which can be set to prevent a robot from cleaning areas like around a water dish, along with thoughtfully intelligent suggestions like recommended cleaning schedules during pet shedding season, iRobot's products are designed with the pet owner in mind.
Has Recognized and Avoided More Objects Than Any Other Robot1
Able to avoid shoes, socks, cords, headphones, clothing, towels and solid pet waste, the iRobot OS powered Roomba j7 and j7+ robot vacuums have detected more than 43 million objects in people's homes. With a computer vision platform that is currently able to recognize over 80 common objects,2 iRobot OS will continue enabling the Roomba j7 Series to identify and avoid even more objects in the future, letting customers not worry about cleaning up before the cleaning begins. This game-changing functionality has enabled the Roomba j7 Series to become the top-selling robot in both the United States and Japan since it was launched in September 2021.
Understands More Voice Commands Than Any Other Robot
With approximately 600 supported Alexa®, Google Assistant and Siri commands, iRobot OS delivers the most flexible voice-activated cleaning options and understands more voice commands than any other robot.3 iRobot OS powered robots can clean specific rooms using voice and are the only robots that can be told to clean targeted areas like "around the couch."
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Roomba robot vacuum and Braava jet robot mop photos, videos and information can be found at: http://media.irobot.com/media-kits.
1US market only. Estimated objects based on US robotic vacuum sales volume from September 2021 through April 2022.
2Robot behavior varies by object.
3Works with Alexa and Google Assistant enabled devices. Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com or its affiliates. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Siri is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions.
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds the world's most thoughtful robots and intelligent home innovations that make life better. iRobot created the home robot cleaning category with the introduction of its Roomba® robot vacuum in 2002. Today, iRobot is a global enterprise that has sold more than 40 million robots worldwide. iRobot's product portfolio features proprietary technologies and advanced concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation. Leveraging this portfolio, iRobot engineers are working to build an ecosystem of robots and smart home devices to help consumers make their homes easier to maintain and healthier places to live. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
For iRobot Investors
Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to iRobot Corporation's expectations concerning new product features, including features that expand product performance over time. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. iRobot undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by iRobot, see the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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