• 7/21/2018
    I used a robot mop to clean my floors to see if it could do a better job – and it took care of a thankless household chore with ease
    “The fact that the iRobot Braava jet 240 Robot Mop is so easy to use is just icing on the cake, a cake I could eat off the floor after this mop has done its thing.”
    — Business Insider - Steven John
  • 7/15/2018
    5 Robot Vacuums That Can Clean Your Home When You’re Not Even There
    “The iRobot Roomba is arguably the most important name in robotic vacuums. The company was among the first to release a robotic vacuum, and since then the name “Roomba” has become synonymous with the very concept of the robotic vacuum… The iRobot Roomba 980, in particular is at the top of its class.”
    — Forbes - Christian de Looper
  • 7/10/2018
    Best robot vacuums: 6 best robot vacuum cleaners that do all the dirty work
    Roomba is synonymous with robot vacuums, and this is never more exemplified than in the iRobot Roomba 980.”
    — Tech Radar - Michelle Fitzsimmons
  • 6/15/2018
    Automation: How iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaner became part of the family
    iRobot founder and CEO Colin Angle sat down with Colin Barker from ZDNet to discuss how iRobot was founded and the company’s journey from MIT to creating a new category for household cleaning robots.
    — ZDNet – Colin Barker
  • 6/10/2018
    20 Gift Ideas for Dad for Father’s Day
    Not only does the iRobot Roomba 690 help clean up around the house, sweeping and suctioning up bits of dirt and debris as it goes, but it’s also WiFi-enabled and works with Alexa for voice control. All he needs to do is use the accompanying app to start and end cleanings, and even schedule cleanings ahead of time.
    — Heavy - Kate Halse
  • 6/8/2018
    5 Unexpected Things Modern Couples Are Registering For
    Modern couples’ registries are quickly changing. 20% of couples register for home electronics. “Next to standard wedding gifts like dishes and blenders, today's couples are also wishing for goods like Google Home, Roombas and even paddle boards.
    — Apartment Therapy - Marissa Hermanson
  • 6/7/2018
    Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas
    One of iRobot’s most popular (and most affordable) robot vacuums, the Roomba 690 now has Wi-Fi connectivity – which means dad can use it with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant... There’s even a special technology that recognizes concentrated areas of dirt and provides additional cleaning in those spots, while the iRobot HOME App will let him clean and schedule conveniently from anywhere, at any time.
    — Modern Mom - Inna Lapin
  • 6/1/2018
    This robot vacuum leaves all others in its dust
    iRobot’s Roomba 960 receives a 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as well as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ moniker. Pros of the robot vacuum include its navigation, voice compatibility and Wi-Fi connectivity.
    — TechHive - Michael Ansaldo
  • 5/23/2018
    The Smart Appliances That Actually Make My Kitchen Better
    Slate features Braava jet on this list of smart kitchen appliances. “It trundles around every hard-tiled surface, navigating its way around chair legs, the kitchen island, toilet, and more.”
    — Slate
  • 5/23/2018
    Robotics Revolutionizing Senior Lifestyles
    Household robotics aren’t really anything new. They began with the Roomba, the robotic vacuum that cleans rugs and floors all by itself… Seniors will find them very useful especially those with back or knee problems.
    — Senior.com - Kimberly Johnson
  • 5/17/2018
    15 Father’s Day gift ideas for the dad obsessed with tech
    “The Roomba by iRobot can clean an entire floor by employing its visual localization technology, running for up to 75 minutes before heading back to its dock to recharge. A companion app will let your dad schedule cleaning duties and customize cleaning preferences via smartphone.”
    — Mashable - Carlos Cadorniga
  • 5/13/2018
    QVC’s Famous Moms Share Their Favorite Mother’s Day Gift Picks
    Kerstin Lindquist, co-host of Saturday Morning Q and other programs, shares her picks for moms including Roomba 690. “The iRobot is the best invention since carpool. This is like giving mom the gift of time, a house keeper and a friend all in one. Mine is working non-stop in my crazy house and it gives me at least an hour of my life back each day.
    — E News! - Mike Vulpo
  • 5/4/2018
    6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
    “iRobot’s Roomba has already changed the way you vacuum, and now the Braava jet is here to shake up your mopping routine. The three-pound device is capable of mopping and both damp and dry sweeping, and its compact size (less than seven square inches) means it can access difficult-to-reach spots—think under kitchen cabinets and around toilet bases.”
    — Real Simple - Lauren Phillips
  • 5/3/2018
    7 unexpected Mother’s Day gifts she’ll love
    Reading, yoga, relaxing...just a few things you might choose to do while this (amazing) robot vacuum cleans the house FOR YOU… The iRobot Roomba has a patented cleaning system that's engineered to loosen, lift, and suction everything from small particles to large debris from carpets and hard floors.”
    — Mother.ly - Jennifer LaBracio
  • 5/3/2018
    iRobot, Arbella insurance honored at New England corporate awards
    A pair of local corporate boards were honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors for their pioneering leadership at an awards ceremony held last week… iRobot, founded by a group from MIT in 1990, and Arbella Insurance, founded in 1988 and based in Quincy, were honored for ‘raising boardroom standards.’”
    — FOX 25 Boston
  • 4/30/2018
    10 Mother’s Day Gifts For Moms Who Travel
    “…iRobot’s Roomba 960 has been kind of life-changing for someone who travels as much as I do… My husband and I used to dread coming home from a trip, knowing we would be greeted with dust bunnies and would have to argue over whose turn it was to vacuum.”
    — Forbes - Lois Alter Mark
  • 4/29/2018
    Seven Jobs Robots Will Create – or Expand
    “Consider how AI has changed things at just one company: iRobot Corp.,  a maker of self-guided robotic mops and vacuums. iRobot has roughly quadrupled its staff of software engineers focused on consumer robots to approximately 125 last year from 30 in 2015. The majority are involved in making iRobot’s products smarter through more advanced AI and computer-vision systems, according to Russ Campanello, executive vice president for human resources and corporate communications.”
    — The Wall Street Journal - Daniela Hernandez
  • 4/19/2018
    iRobot CEO says the future of the smart home is going to mean making friends with robots
    In an interview with iRobot CEO, Colin Angle, James Vincent of The Verge, discusses a wide range of topics, including the history of iRobot, the future for home automation and robotics and how customers relate to Roomba and consider it part of the family.
    — The Verge - James Vincent
  • 4/11/2018
    5 Smart Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Are Simplifying Their Lives
    Second on the list is automatic cleaning with Roomba. “Now you can clean without lifting a finger. With voice control, you can ask the Roomba to start cleaning your home with a quick ‘Hey, Alexa’ or ‘OK, Google’.”
    — PopSugar - Elaine Thompson
  • 4/9/2018
    iRobot wants its Roombas to be the eyes and roving sensors of your smart home
    Digital Trends’ Jenny McGrath interviews Chris Jones to discuss the future of the smart home.
    — Digital Trends - Jenny McGrath
  • 3/23/2018
    Cleaning Tools for a Tiny Apartment
    “Vacuuming alone isn’t enough to keep my floors clean of New York City grime… the iRobot Braava jet Mopping Robot gets a lot of use — especially in the bathroom. Here’s a neat feature: The machine can switch between wet, damp and dry cleaning, and can be fitted with disposable or launderable, reusable cleaning pads.”
    — The New York Times - Jolie Kerr
  • 3/21/2018
    13 Ways Doctors Allergy-Proof Their Home
    Author Jenn Sinrich shares 13 doctor-approved ways to combat allergens in your home. No. 5 on the list is 'Vacuum at least once a week:’ “Don't have time to vacuum, especially during high pollen season? Invest in a Roomba, which works automatically and has a high-efficiency filter that collects 99 percent of dust, mites, and allergens.”
    — Reader's Digest - Jenn Sinrich
  • 3/7/2018
    The Easiest Tech Solutions for Aging Relatives
    Family Circle Magazine's Lynya Floyd joins Cheddar to reveal the easiest tech solutions for the senior loved ones in our lives. Among her recommendations is the Roomba robotic vacuum, which she explains is simple to use and has clear benefits.
    — Cheddar - Lynya Floyd
  • 3/2/2018
    Review: iRobot Roomba 690
    iRobot’s Roomba 690 receives an 8 out of 10 rating and the ‘Wired Recommends’ moniker. WIRED reviewer Adrienne So remarks, “This robot vacuum delivers most of the iRobot package for a much, much better price. The Dirt Detect system is uncannily accurate.”
    — WIRED - Adrienne So
  • 2/27/2018
    Four things Massachusetts employers should do for working parents
    “Bedford-based iRobot, for example, recently began offering full-time employees 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave. And among other benefits, mothers in their first month back from maternity leave work only 24 hours a week but get paid for 40.”
    — Boston Globe - Addie Swartz
  • 2/20/2018
    The Best Robot Vacuums for Hands-Free Cleaning
    “The Roomba makes more than 60 decisions per second to adapt movement and cleaning needs. Reviewers especially enjoyed its ability to keep up with pet hair and dirt and ease the strain of personal cleaning.” 
    — Popular Mechanics - Tim Newcomb
  • 2/15/2018
    How Culture Changes When your Company Grows From Startup to Scaleup
    “Over coffee one morning, Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot, challenged me to think more intentionally about culture. ‘Culture is the secret ingredient to scaling up a company,’ he said. ‘To scale hiring, you have to figure out culture. Without a great culture, retention will become an issue and building a recruiting funnel will become painfully difficult.’”
    — Inc. - Brian Halligan
  • 2/14/2018
    The Best Smart-Home Devices of 2018
    Featured on this list are both Roomba 980 and Braava jet. Roomba 980 is said to be a “must have for anyone looking to see the full power of a robotic-cleaning-fueled smart home.” While with Braava jet you can retire your Swiffer.
    — PopSugar - Chelsea Adelaine Hassler
  • 2/13/2018
    You can get a decorative skin for your Roomba because that’s the world we live in now
    “You can now pimp out your Roomba with decorative decal skins from iRobot. It's true. People are really decorating their Roombas, and it's actually really adorable. The number of options is seriously impressive, from classy marble, to leopard print, to political posters, and about 200 more choices of textures, patterns, paintings, or photography.”
    — Mashable - Leah Stodart
  • 2/12/2018
    iRobot Braava jet 240 review
    “After using the three types of pads, we were impressed by the job the Braava did. It’s very thorough, mapping its route and returning to every corner.”
    — Digital Trends - Jenny McGrath
  • 2/9/2018
    Valentine’s Day gifts that prove being single is way better than being coupled
    Robot vacuums are the hot item right now, and if you haven't gotten your hands on one yet, we're here to tell you that you deserve this splurge. Who wouldn't want to come home to dust and hair-free floors?”
    — Mashable - Leah Stodart
  • 1/30/2018
    Roomba 690 Wins Housewares Design Award
    iRobot’s Roomba 690 was awarded the “Smart” Home Award as part of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards.
    — HomeWorld Business - Peter Giannetti
  • 1/29/2018
    The Case For Letting Robots Clean Your Home
    “Only a few weeks after unboxing two iRobot cleaning devices – the Roomba 980 and Braava Jet 240 – and setting them loose on my apartment, I can officially say that robots haven't only changed the way I approach cleaning; they've also made it a far, far less time-consuming task overall.”
    — PopSugar - Chelsea Adelaine Hassler
  • 1/24/2018
    We tested iRobot’s robotic vacuum cleaner and it’s worth the price
    “Recently, I got my hands on the iRobot Roomba 690 and it’s completely changed how I view cleaning my home. All you have to do is charge it up, hit the “clean” button on the app (or ask Alexa to start the device), and kick back and relax… After a solid month of using the Roomba 690, I’m completely impressed with the device.”
    — CNN Underscored - Banu Ibrahim
  • 1/13/2018
    Roomba Maker iRobot Wants To Map Homes For Connected Devices
    During CES in Las Vegas, Patrick Seitz sat down with Colin Angle to discuss iRobot’s role in the future smart home. “Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot is developing a trusted relationship with customers that involves letting iRobot learn more about a home's layout in return for its cleaning robots working better… ‘The positioning for iRobot is we're going to be the spatial-understanding people,’ Angle said. ‘We're trying to make the home sufficiently self aware to be self configuring and useful ... The emerging AI home dimension is going to play out in a big way over the next two years.’"
    — Investor's Business Daily - Patrick Seitz
  • 1/3/2018
    Roombas will soon sweep your home for weak WiFi signals
    “Weak WiFi has a new enemy, your Roomba. Along with dirt, iRobot's Roomba 900 series models will soon hunt down your home's wireless dead zones too. New software activates the ability and is due to arrive by mid-January 2018… When enhanced, the robots will clean floors normally while searching for spotty networking signals. The robots log any problem areas and merge that data with vacuum coverage maps they ordinarily create.”
    — CNET - Brian Bennett
  • 1/1/2018
    Review: iRobot Roomba 980
    Adrienne So at WIRED, reviews the Roomba 980 rating it 9 out of 10. Quotes from iRobot’s Ken Bazydola are included and she notes the incredible navigation capability and cleaning efficiency. Adrienne also highlights iRobot’s long history of building robots and industry research. 
    — WIRED - Adrienne So
  • 12/15/2017
    13 Gifts for Every Tech-Obsessed Person in Your Life
    Author Rachel Hahn, included Roomba 980 (slide 11) in her gift guide for the “tech-obsessed” person you’re shopping for this year.
    — Vogue - Rachel Hahn
  • 12/7/2017
    Big-Ticket Items You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Register For
    Roomba 960 is included in this round-up of must-have registry items. “Thanks to iRobot’s Wi-Fi connected Roomba 960, you’ll be able to deep-clean your carpets with just a press of the button. Using navigation, cliff-detection to avoid failing down the stairs, and an ability to detect dirt and dust you might not be able to see, the Roomba is a high-tech, low-effort way to keep your home clean and save you some quality time with your love.”
    — BRIDES - Erin Celletti
  • 12/4/2017
    Gifts for Your Significant Other Who Doesn’t Run
    Roomba 690 is featured in Runner’s World holiday gift guide. “One of the worst parts of being a running fanatic SO is picking up all the housework slack. Do your part (at least indirectly) by putting an iRobot Roomba under the tree this year. This model is compatible with an app that lets you activate it to clean the floors while you run!”
    — Runner's World - Selene Yeager
  • 12/1/2017
    Braava Jet: Mopping Floors By Pushing One Button
    Forbes contributor, Scott Kramer reviewed the Braava jet. “I really like several things about the product -- in addition to its simplicity. For one, it’s square. Which means it can cozy right up against walls and furniture, to pick up dust where it seems to collect most. Secondly, it’s quiet. In sweep mode, it’s inaudible. In wet mop mode, you hear it spray water every so often -- but not to the point of being annoying. And it apparently is smart enough to know not to spray on anything other than the floor. Thirdly, it does a bang-up job.”
    — Forbes - Scott Kramer
  • 11/20/2017
    iRobot syncs with IFTTT to make your Roomba smarter
    “iRobot's Roomba robot vacuums just got a lot smarter thanks to a new channel on the free online automation service IFTTT… Compatibility with IFTTT means that Wi-Fi-equipped Roombas like the Roomba 980 can now sync up with dozens of different platforms, services, and products using IFTTT's "if this, then that" approach to automation.”
    — CNET - Ry Crist
  • 11/16/2017
    iRobot’s Colin Angle on the Home Run of Robotics (It’s Not A.I.)
    Xconomy’s Robert Buderi, sat down with Colin Angle, CEO and founder of iRobot, to discuss the history and future of iRobot, challenges that face the smart home and how Roomba and other robots will play a role. 
    — Xconomy - Robert Buderi
  • 11/14/2017
    These are the best vacuums of 2017
    Reviewed.com awarded the Roomba 980 the “Best Robot Vacuum of 2017.” Roomba 980 is included within the ‘Best Vacuums’ category under ‘Robot Vacuums,’ scoring a 10 (out of 10) and receiving the ‘Editors’ Choice’ moniker. The summary states, “Our testers think a great robot vacuum has to excel as both a robot and a floor cleaner. Lots of robot vacuums can do one or the other—but the Roomba 980 is good at both.”
    — Reviewed.com
  • 11/13/2017
    What life will be like when the computers disappear
    “What happens when the computers around you all but disappear?” USA Today’s Ed Baig examines the concept of “ambient computing” and the notion that some day computers will ultimately fade into the background. Baig interviewed Chris Jones, iRobot, to discuss how robots may play a role in ambient intelligence. 
    — USA Today - Edward C. Baig
  • 10/23/2017
    30 Ultimate Tech Gifts for Every Person on Your Holiday Shopping List
    Included on this list of 30 tech gifts, is iRobot’s Roomba 980, best for “anyone with kids or pets who struggles to set aside cleaning time.” TIME liked the 980 because, “It cleans just about any floor type, automatically adjusting its height to scrub thick carpets or hard floors. It also comes packing the company’s newest sensor technology, allowing it to work its way around just about anything, including under beds and other sufficiently raised pieces of furniture.”
    — TIME
  • 10/20/2017
    Before robots rise, they have to master the stairs
    "One company that has cracked the riddle of building robots that can thrive in the home is Bedford-based iRobot. It manufactures small, disc-shaped robotic vacuum cleaners that can make it over most thresholds and onto most shaggy rugs — but if you leave the door to the den closed, it definitely won’t get cleaned. Incredibly, the company’s Roomba 650 model was the best-selling vacuum cleaner in the United States last year. (Not just among robotic floor cleaners, but of any vacuum cleaner.)"
    — The Boston Globe - Scott Kirsner
  • 10/6/2017
    Buying a vacuum? 13 machines that HGTV stars swear by
    Colleen Sullivan asked HGTV stars which vacuum is their favorite. Tiffany Brooks, Host of The Most Embarrassing Rooms in America on HGTV, chose the Roomba 980! “This machine does all the work for you! Some great things about it: You can set it on a timer and it gets under sofas and beds without any effort. Did I mention it vacuums for you? You actually can tell this thing when to vacuum. Like a person who waits for you to leave before cleaning your house!”
    — TODAY - Colleen Sullivan
  • 9/29/2017
    The best robot vacuums you can buy
    Malarie Gokey, tested and reviewed the Roomba 960, 690 and Braava jet, awarding the Roomba 690, “The Insider Pick: Vacuuming is a real pain, but robot vacuum cleaners can suck up the dust for you. Of all the robot vacuum cleaners we tried, the iRobot Roomba 690 proved to be the best for most people with its easy-to-use app, smart features, great suction, and affordable price.” Malarie also listed Braava jet as the best robotic mop and broom, and Roomba 960 as the best high-end robot vacuum for bigger homes. 
    — Business Insider - Malarie Gokey