news.harvard.edu – Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
iRobot Corporation is an American advanced technology company founded in 1990 by three members of MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab who designed robots for space exploration and military defense.
Root is a two-wheeled mobile device that operates on flat surfaces, much like a Roomba. Users can program Root to draw, scan colors, respond to touch and sound, play music and more. In classrooms,Root can be programmed to climb magnetic whiteboards.