iRobot Announces New Model and Founder Leaves

iRobot has announced 2 new pet models in its lineup of floor cleaning Roombas.  The 562 Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot goes for $399 and the 532 Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot goes for $349.

In other iRobot news, founder Rodney Brooks has decided to move on.  He founded iRobot in 1990 with Colin Angle and Helen Greiner and has helped create a new industry with household robots like the Roomba.

Brooks will be working at a new company called Heartland Robotics.  The Boston Globe reports Heartland Robotics will help

American workers be more productive through the use of robots.

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