iRobot Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition

Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) as Founding Sponsor of the 5th 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 David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on April 8-10, 2008.

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, “iRobot is one of the leading companies within the mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry, and their continued support of RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition is a reflection of the role that the event has come to play in this exciting new industry. RoboBusiness is the only industry conference that covers the complete range of business and technical issues that must be addressed for the mobile robotics and intelligent systems market to move forward, and as such it presents a unique opportunity for companies and individuals to become active participants in the first new industry of the 21st century.”

“We’ve seen the mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry expand tremendously as robots prove themselves to be highly effective tools for managing the dull, dirty and dangerous,” said Helen Greiner, chairman of iRobot. “It is important that iRobot is involved with the RoboBusiness Conference as this event brings together the top minds in the robotics industry and fosters collaboration in this emerging market space. This is crucial for driving broader market acceptance and continued growth of our industry.”

RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition will host more than 75 robotics companies on the Expo Floor, 30+ sessions, and exclusive Keynote Presentations. Conference program Tracks include:

  • Business Development and Partnership
  • Applications and Products
  • Achieving Autonomy
  • Workforce Development
  • RoboMedicus/Healthcare Robotics
  • Security and Defense
  • Intelligent Transportation and Field Robotics
  • First Responder Robotics
  • Consumer Robotics

RoboBusiness has garnered support from the world’s leading robotics vendors, associations and media channels including: Founding Sponsor, iRobot; Premier Sponsor, The Technology Collaborative; and Gold Sponsors, Corware and the Korea Advanced Intelligent Robot Association (KAIRA).

About Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace. Robotics Trends services their clientele through three major business divisions:

  • Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces, 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 RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition (, RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition ( and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition (
  • Robotics Trends Analyst Services serving the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers

About EH Publishing
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the home electronic industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million home electronic professionals, builders and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and RoboBusiness Conference and Expo. To find out more, visit