PRNewswire: iRobot Corporation Announces an Internet-Controlled Robot for the Home
Sep 05, 2000, 21:25 (1 Talkback[s])
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"iRobot Corporation announced today the first multi-purpose
domestic robot that can be controlled through a web browser from
anywhere in the world. This revolutionary product, called the
iRobot-LE(TM), gives its owners on-demand remote eyes and ears into
their homes. With this roving telepresence capability, owners can
drive around their home making sure it is secure, say goodnight to
kids when away on business, check up on pets, and visit with
elderly or house-bound relatives and friends."
"The iRobot-LE lets busy professionals be in two places at the
same time," says Helen Greiner, President and co-founder of iRobot.
"You control your iRobot-LE over the Internet and see video and
hear audio from the iRobot-LE on your computer. You can wander your
home in Boston while sitting behind your laptop in San Francisco.
You can visit your kids and check up on their nanny -- seeing
what's going on in your house in realtime provides peace of
"The iRobot-LE is powered by iRobot Aware Robot Control
Software running on a Pentium II class processor with an Apache-SSL
web server and Linux Operating System. Priced about the same
as a high-end notebook computer, the iRobot-LE is a fully
functional mobile computer."