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Amazon Bought iRobot For 1.65 Billion Dollars

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In a conversation with IRobot's Colin Angle earlier this summer, he stated that

iRobot OS - the most recent operating software system for its robotic vacuums and mop machines -- will equip its household robots with a greater understanding of your house and routines.

This has an entirely new meaning when you hear today's news that 'Amazon has purchased iRobot for $1.7 billion this morning'.

From a home-based perspective, it is evident Amazon would like iRobot to use its maps to offer it a comprehensive comprehension of homes.

The company that vacuums have a thorough understanding of your floor layouts and, most importantly, how they evolve.

It will have a detailed awareness of the location of your kitchen, where your kids' rooms are located, where your sofa is (and how brand new it is) and even when you've recently converted your guest room into the nursery.

It will have a detailed awareness of the location of your kitchen, where your kids' rooms are located, where your sofa is (and how brand new it is) and even when you've recently converted your guest room into the nursery.

This kind of information can be described as digital gold to the company whose sole purpose is to offer you a profound understanding of your home.

While I'm curious to know how Amazon could leverage the technology of iRobot to enhance its intelligent home plans, many people have a moral concern about the privacy consequences.

Many people want their home automation to be more efficient; however, they aren't willing to compromise the details of their life for greater ease.

In its most recent design, the J7 iRobot has added a front-facing AI-powered camera which, in the words of Angle, has identified over 43 million items within its customers' homes.

Likely, this acquisition isn't about robots. If this was the goal Amazon was looking for, it would have purchased iRobot several years ago.