Why This Bot Is Better Than a Pool Boy

iRobot's (NASDAQ: IRBT  ) stock has underperformed the market since its 2005 IPO. Investors are hoping that things turn around, however, as the company builds on its existing cleaning and military robotic technology and branches into new products -- such as the RP-VITA, now cleared for use in hospitals.

Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore met with iRobot at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and talked about future growth areas for the company. In today's installment of this multi-part series, iRobot's Craig Henricksen explains the new Mirra pool cleaner.

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  • Report this Comment On March 19, 2013, at 10:32 AM, FloridaPools wrote:

    The future has arrived - a bot as a pool cleaner! I'm all for tech and would love to see this in action, but nothing will ever compare to the TLC a really good pool cleaner (human) can provide. Thanks for the post and links to the other articles.

    Ben Evans

    http://www.american-pools.com/

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