As the New Year draws closer, so does the world's largest consumer electronics show -- the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. Ahead of the big event, CES has published a booklet highlighting five technology trends to watch in the coming year. From driverless cars to digital health care, these are topics every investor should be familiar with.

One of these trends is our continuing reliance on robotics. iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) is well positioned to take advantage of this trend, in both the consumer and defense spaces. In this video, Rex Moore chats with CES Senior VP of Communications Jeff Joseph about iRobot and other areas investors should pay attention to.

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