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Highlights: iRobot wins U.S. Army, Navy and DARPA contracts worth a total of $4.4 Million
iRobot Corp. (IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, was selected as one of eight companies to receive the first annual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Hall of Fame Award.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Through this competitive program, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts.
“We’re thrilled to receive the SBIR Hall of Fame Award,” said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot. “I can say with absolute certainty that without the help of the SBIR program, iRobot could not have become the industry leader we are today.”
The SBIR Hall of Fame Award honors companies that have contributed significantly to the program’s goals over a period of time through their work. Companies selected were evaluated based on technical innovation, business impact, longevity, and social and economic influence.
The SBIR program has supported a variety of iRobot research initiatives, contributing more than $16 million in funding for the development of new sensors and enhancements to robotic capabilities.
About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence.
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