iRobot is best known for its Roomba vacuum cleaner and the array of SUGVs it supplies to the military. The company is now betting on another platform called Ava, which is a mobile robot that uses a tablet computer as a human interface. The first applications for Ava will be in telemedicine, building security, and retail.
April 3, 2012 5:45 AM PDT
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