News Archive: October 2009

iRobot appoints new president for healthcare division

Tod Loofbourrow

According to a press release, issued today, iRobot is entering the exploding health care business. iRobot's chairman and CEO Colin Angle will talk about their plans at TEDMED, and will introduce the president of the new health care business unit, Tod Loofbourrow. iRobot's practical robots in the future can help care givers and senior citizens with some of their daily chores. This could not only lower the cost of care, but could extend the period while elderly people can live an independent life.

Husqvarna adds texting to Automowers

Husqvarna Automower 260ACX with SMS messaging

Husqvarna has announced today that it will add texting capability to its industry grade robotic lawn mower that Automower 260ACX. Contractors can now leave the the robots on lawn of company campuses or residential parks, the robots will let them know if they need assistance. The Automower 260ACX is capable of handling 1.5 acres of lawn, making it suitable for the maintenance of large public areas. The robotic lawn mowers are also equipped with GPS tracker, that provides help for easier location of stolen units.

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