ROSEMONT, IL-Founded in 1990 by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, iRobot Corp. (Burlington, MA) designs behavior-based, intelligent robots that do everything from clean floors to disarm explosives. Powered by iRobot's proprietary AWARE Robot Intelligence Systems, the company's robots can navigate complex and dynamic real-world situations, from maneuvering around furniture to searching abandoned buildings.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, iRobot Executive Vice President, Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer (USN Ret.), will discuss these and other successes during a free keynote address at Assembly Technology Expo 2006, in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, adjacent to Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Among other topics, Dyer will explain the many ways in which mobile robotics is being adopted in homes, on roads and on the battlefield. He will also take a look at technology and trends, and predict a future where mobile robotics touches all our lives.

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