iRobot has this week announced the acquisition of the educational start-up Root Robotics, although no details of the deal have been disclosed at the current time.
“The acquisition of Root Robotics allows iRobot to broaden the impact of its STEM efforts with a commercially available, educational robotic platform already being used by educators, students and parents,” iRobot CEO Colin Angle said in a press release. “Root also helps increase the reach of iRobot’s educational robot line by offering a proven system for people of all ages, including students in elementary school.”
Root Robotics creates a small educational robot in the form of the aptly named Root Robot. “A little robot with a lot of possibilities. Root helps you learn, play, and explore using your imagination.”
“Code Root to draw whatever you can imagine from words and letters to amazing fractal creations. Searching for inspiration? Start with some pre-made code for Explore and make incremental changes to see your artwork grow into something uniquely your own!”