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iRobot CEO Clarifies Indoor Mapping Comment, Says Company 'Will Never Sell Your Data'

Friday July 28, 2017 9:07 am PDT by
iRobot has responded to an article posted earlier this week by Reuters, in which it was said that company CEO Colin Angle "could reach a deal to sell its maps to one or more of the Big Three in the next couple of years," representing Apple, Amazon, and Google. Angle said that such shared data could bolster the intelligence of other smart home devices like light bulbs, thermostats, and security...

iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple

Monday July 24, 2017 4:42 pm PDT by
iRobot CEO Colin Angle today told Reuters that he hopes indoor mapping data collected by Roomba automatic vacuum cleaning machines can be sold to a company like Amazon, Apple, or Google in the near future. iRobot's latest line of 900-series Roomba vacuums use simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology to map rooms while they clean, memorizing room layout and the location of...