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Root Coding Robot is now part of iRobot @codewithroot @iRobot #makerbusiness

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Root Coding Robot is now part of iRobot. More details on TechCrunch

“The acquisition of Root Robotics  allows iRobot to broaden the impact of its STEM efforts with a commercially available, educational robotic platform already being used by educators, students and parents,” iRobot CEO Colin Angle said in a press release. “Root also helps increase the reach of iRobot’s educational robot line by offering a proven system for people of all ages, including students in elementary school.”

iRobot’s no stranger to STEM education. The company has long offered the Create robot — a hackable version of its popular Roomba platform — for schools. The addition of Root creates a far more accessible place for students to start, along with a clever recruiting method for future iRobot roboticists and engineers.

Root is currently available for $199. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

We have one of these, great robot – and it totally makes sense for iRobot to sell/support/make these with Root, good match.


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