iRobot Corp. Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition; Leading Robotics Company Returns as Foundation Sponsor for 4th Annual Business Focused Robotics and Intelligent Systems Event
UPTON and FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 20, 2006 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced that iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) has secured Founding sponsorship of the 4th annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems. The conference and exposition will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA on May 15-16, 2007. The event website is http://www.roboevent.com
According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "We are delighted that iRobot has once again joined RoboBusiness as Founding Sponsor. iRobot is one of the leading companies within the mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry, and their continued support confirms the reputation of RoboBusiness as the leading business development conference for this exciting new industry."
"Robots are gaining in popularity as more and more people prefer not to tackle dull, dirty and dangerous tasks," said Helen Greiner, co-founder and chairman of iRobot. "Events such as RoboBusiness are important as they showcase innovation and open doors for funding, partnerships and recruiting – all of which helps grow the robot industry."
To foster information exchange and interaction among the various constituents driving the intelligent systems and mobile robotics market, the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition will offer five comprehensive educational tracks, each of which focuses on a specific theme driving this new industry. Tracks within the 2007 RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition include:
— Business Development and Investment;
— Technology and Standards;
— Applications and Products;
— Markets and Industries; and
— SPOTLIGHT: New Markets for Industrial Robotics.
About Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends, the world's first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace, services their clientele through three major business divisions:
— Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces www.roboticstrends.com , an online news, information and analysis portal focused on business and technology trends for people who build, buy, invest in, and seek to understand the personal, service, mobile and military robotics market;
— Robotics Trends Events, which produces the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition ( www.robobusiness2006.com and www.roboevent.com ) and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition ( www.robonexus.com ); and
— Robotics Trends Analyst Services serving the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions(TM) Summit, Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), SaaScon(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately-held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .
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