Company Profile

iRobot Corporation (AKA: IS Robotics Inc~IS Robotics Corporation)
Profile last edited on: 8/23/2022      CAGE: 066R1      UEI: NJG8DMFGGH78

Business Identifier: Robotic technology for industrial and consumer markets
Year Founded
First Award
Latest Award
Program Status
Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
   (781) 430-3000
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 06
County: Middlesex

Public Profile

iAlmost marking the end of an (SBIR) era, in August 2022, it was announced that iRobot had been acquired by Amazon (for a reported $1.7 billion in cash) making it the e-commerce giant's fourth-largest acquisition to date. iRobot Corporation is one of the many now well-known corporations - especially in the early years - actively using access into SBIR dollars in various agencies to support the early development work by very young firm(s) on the technologies that now underpin the company’s current operations: in iRobot's case, robots in various configurations to serve consumer, government, and industrial markets, domestic and international. Known for having among the best environment-scanning algorithms, it is indicated that these are to be incorporated into Amazon products such as Astro and Alexa. In April 2016, the iRobot maagement had sold its defense and security division to Arlington Capital Partners - that entity renamed Endeavor Robotics. iRobot was established by roboticists Colin Angle, Helen Greiner and Rodney Brooks after working together in MIT's famed Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The declared objective had beento build robots that ‘make a difference’ adaptable to a broad range of applications. Consistent with that philosophy, out of work that began from heavy military-use importance, iRobot went on to offer a full line of consumer product robots for floor vacuuming, floor washing, gutter cleaning, and pool cleaning, sold through chain stores and national retailers, as well as online. More recentlythe firm has moved into important medical aplications. Some of firm's SBIR initiated projects have matured to become substantial federal contracts. These include unmanned ground robots and vehicles; EOD kits that adapt to various improvised explosive devices, conventional ordnance, and SWAT missions; kits to investigate suspicious objects, and to identify roadside bombs and IEDs; and various devices to support various military operations in urban terrain and battle missions - real-time targeting and battle damage assessment; explosive ordnance disposal Industrial use products are used in identifying and handling hazardous materials, search-and-surveillance and law enforcement; explosives detection kits to screen packages and dangerous items. The firm also has a line of Maritime application robots.

Extent of SBIR involvement

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Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

Employee Range
Revenue Range
Over 50M
VC funded?
Publicly Traded
Stock Info
IP Holdings

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2009 2 Army $849,073
Project Title: MAGMA Mission Planner: Multi-Autonomous Ground/Multi-Air Unmanned Vehicle Collaboration
2009 2 Navy $802,214
Project Title: DC-ATR: Distributed Co-operative ATR Using Low Resolution Mobile Sensors
2009 2 Army $836,293
Project Title: Stingray: Control of High Speed Unmanned Vehicles
2008 2 DARPA $835,094
Project Title: Tactical Teams: Cooperative Robot/Human Teams for Tactical Maneuvers
2008 2 Army $848,963
Project Title: Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Key People / Management

  Colin Angle -- Founder and CEO

  Brian Adams

  David Barrett

  Carol Cheung

  Osa Fitch

  Chris Jones

  Ivan Kirigin

  Scott Lenser

  Jonathan D Lesser -- Military Business Unit Mktg Manager

  Ed Matson -- Maritime

  Ryan Moody -- Project Manager

  Robert Todd Pack -- Lead Robotics researcher: Govt/Industrial division

  Polly Pook

  Pavlo Rudakevych -- Chief Engineer, Advanced Systems Technology

  Ben Wirz

  Brian Yamauchi -- Lead Roboticist