Monday, April 27, 2009

Roomba co-Inventors Shift Focus to Cleaning Up Commercial Growing

Joe Jones likes to build practical robots… the type of robot that can do enough on their own to more than make up for their cost. His best known example is the first widely adopted consumer robot, the two-million-selling iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner, which Joe, along with co-inventor Paul Sandin, developed while working at iRobot. Jones is also the author of three books, including, Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation. He graduated from MIT, served for nine years as a research engineer at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and worked as senior roboticist at iRobot Corp. for nearly 15 years, before both he and Sandin left in 2006 to found a company dedicated to the next great thing in robotics. Launched as QRobotics, the Groton, Mass.-based company… View this post

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