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iRobot Corporation "delivers innovative robots that are making a difference in people’s lives. From cleaning floors to disarming explosives, we constantly strive to find better ways to tackle dull, dirty and dangerous missions—with better results.

"Founded in 1990 by roboticists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, iRobot designs behavior-based, artificially intelligent robots. Powered by iRobot’s proprietary AWARETM Robot Intelligence Systems, our robots are designed to navigate through complex and dynamic real-world situations, from maneuvering around furniture to searching abandoned buildings. Our robots are highly sophisticated, yet practical and easy to use.

"To date, more than 3 million Home Robots have been sold worldwide and over 1,500 iRobot PackBot® Tactical Mobile Robots have been deployed worldwide, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan." [1]

Killer Robots

"Metal Storm has already conducted live firings from several robotic platforms including the Dragonfly rotary wing UAV, the iRobot Warrior UGV and the Talon UGV." [2]


Accessed April 2012: [3]

Directors (2008)

Accessed May 2008: [4]

  • Helen Greiner - Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
  • Colin Angle - Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Rodney Brooks - Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
  • Ronald Chwang - Chairman and President, Acer Technology Ventures
  • George C. McNamee - Chairman, First Albany Companies Inc. [Compensation Committee Chair]
  • Andrea Geisser - Director, Fenway Partners [Audit Committee Chair]
  • Peter Meekin - Managing Director, Trident Capital
  • Jacques S. Gansler - Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Pub. Policy & Pri. Enterprise, U. of Md [Nom. & Corp. Gov. Comm. Chair]
  • Gen. Paul J. Kern - Commanding General Ret., U.S. Army Materiel Command



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, IRobot, accessed May 29, 2008.
  2. Unmanned Systems/Robotic Platforms, Metal Storm, accessed May 29, 2008.
  3. IRobot Board, organizational web page, accessed April 5, 2012.
  4. Directors, IRobot, accessed May 29, 2008.