iRobot co-founder Rodney Brooks is leaving his post as chief technology officer to concentrate on a new robotics company.
"I want to effect a powerful evolution in the world's labor markets, and my current focus is to develop low-cost robots that will empower American workers," Brooks said in a statement on his Web site.
Brooks' new robotics venture is a Cambridge, Mass.-based company called Heartland Robotics, which will focus on industrial worker robots. The two companies will not compete directly, iRobot said Tuesday in a statement.
iRobot will begin looking for Brooks' replacement in 2009. Brooks … Read more