iRobot Unveils iRobot OS, Understanding the Most Voice Commands

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Consumer robotics provider iRobot today introduced iRobot OS, an evolution of its Genius Home Intelligence platform, which it says can understand more voice commands than any other home robot.

With approximately 600 supported Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri commands, iRobot OS delivers a wide array of flexible voice-activated cleaning options and understands more voice commands than any other robot, according to the company. iRobot OS powered robots can clean specific rooms using voice and are the only robots that can be told to clean targeted areas like "around the couch," the company claims.

The new iRobot OS also comes with expanded pet-friendly features and a computer vision platform that is currently able to recognize and avoid more than 80 common objects around the house.

"As iRobot expands its ecosystem of connected robots and smart home devices, we are placing a strategic emphasis on superior software intelligence delivered on high-performance, beautifully designed hardware," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot, in a statement. "iRobot OS brings it all to life, enabling products that understand the home environment, respect customer preferences, and intuitively connect with the smart home ecosystem to get the job done. iRobot OS lets our robots get smarter and clean even more effectively over time, delivering valuable new features and functionality that benefits all customers, including pet owners, busy families, and those looking to get the most out of their voice assistants. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to continuously building upon iRobot OS, providing customers with even more thoughtful ways to clean in the months and years ahead."

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