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PRESS RELEASE - January 31, 2006 

iRobot Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition

Leading Robotics Company Returns as Sponsor for 3rd Annual Business Development

Event for Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems Industry

NORTHBORO, MA AND FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 31, 2006 – Robotics Trends, and IDG World Expo today announced that iRobot has secured Founding sponsorship of the 3rd 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 Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA on June 20-21, 2006. The event website is http://www.robobusiness2006.com

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "We are delighted to have iRobot join RoboBusiness as Founding Sponsor. iRobot is one of the leading companies within the mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry, and their support once again confirms the reputation of RoboBusiness as the premier business development conference for the mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry, and a ‘must attend’ event.”

"RoboBusiness plays an important role in furthering our quest to make robots a mainstream industry," said Helen Greiner, chairman and co-founder, iRobot. "As iRobot and other firms lead the world into the age of robots, forums like RoboBusiness allow the key players to connect and build strategies to help grow the industry."

Joining iRobot as corporate co-sponsors are Premier Sponsor Innova Holdings, as well as Automatika, Autonomous Solutions, CoroWare, and Technology Collaborative. RoboBusiness association and media co-sponsors include Premier Media Co-Sponsor Popular Science, along with Circuit Cellar, Entertainment Engineering, Robot Magazine, Nuts & Volts, Object Management Group, the Robot Hall of Fame and Servo Magazine.


About Robotics Trends

Robotics Trends is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace, servicing their clientele through three major business divisions: divisions:

  • Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces www.roboticstrends.com, an online news and information 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 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. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Bio-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, Health-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, COMNET® Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global SeriesTM, Portable Power Conference & ExpoTM and Wireless Sensing SolutionsTM. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.



For information on RoboBusiness 2006 sponsorship, exhibit and speaking opportunities available, please contact Howard Weinman, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at (508) 351-6553 x103 or email hw(at)roboticstrends.com.




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