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iRobot, Corporate Sabotage, Stolen Plans and Destroyed Evidence

iRobot, Corporate Sabotage, Stolen Plans and Destroyed Evidence

Noah Shachtman over at Wired has a very interesting look at iRobot’s six year battle with Robotic FX, a company started by a former employee who allegedly (and probably) stole schematics and plans in order to build a competitor. There’s too much detail to work into a short summary, but…

Rent Your Own HAL Exoskeleton For The Low, Low Price of US$1000!

Rent Your Own HAL Exoskeleton For The Low, Low Price of US$1000!

Are you a feeble, pasty pansy? For the low price of US$1000 a month, you could overcome your physical limitations with a HAL exoskeleton from Cyberdyne. While HAL prototypes have been around for a few years now, Cyberdyne has just begun building a lab that will mass produce 400-500 of…

iRobot CEO Talks Past, Present and Future of Robotics

iRobot CEO Talks Past, Present and Future of Robotics

Very few people know more about the practical robotics industry more than iRobot CEO Colin Angle. We had a nice chat with him (he did all the talking) earlier today about the state of the robotics industry, why iRobot is essentially the only company doing what they’re doing in the…