BEDFORD, Mass., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced it is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to address significant opportunities within its consumer business and the connected home.
iRobot has sold more than 15 million robots worldwide and reached a strategic milestone last September with the launch of the Roomba® 980, its first connected robot that systematically maps the home. Leveraging AWS IoT, a managed cloud solution that enables connected devices to interact easily and securely with cloud applications and other devices, iRobot will provide customers with powerful applications that process, analyze, and act on IoT data. The AWS Cloud will also enable iRobot to scale the number of connected robots it supports globally and allow for increased capabilities in the smart home.
"iRobot is excited to be using AWS as our company strategically addresses cloud robotics technologies. With its broad, rich services and world-class infrastructure, the AWS Cloud infrastructure will enable iRobot to more efficiently develop connected robot technologies and expand the value of robots within the smart home," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. "It will allow iRobot to build upon our current robots' capabilities, improve the customer experience and usher in a new era for how people live at home."
"With the AWS Cloud, companies of all shapes and sizes are able to focus on turning their bold ideas into innovative, connected products that customers love, without the heavy lifting of buying or managing infrastructure," said Matt Wood, General Manager, Product Strategy at Amazon Web Services, Inc. "iRobot's use of AWS is a great example of how the cloud can enable innovative, useful, usable, impactful advancements that affect all of our daily lives. We're excited to see iRobot's continued innovation in IoT using the power of the AWS Cloud."
About iRobot Corp. iRobot designs and builds robots that empower people to do more. The company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean and accomplish more in their daily lives. iRobot's portfolio of solutions features proprietary technologies for the connected home and advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. 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, among other things, iRobot Corporation's expectations concerning management's plans, objectives and strategies, including strategies related to the smart home of the future, development of applications for processing data, and complete integration with Amazon Web Services. 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 Corporation 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 Corporation, 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.