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Partnership between Texas Instruments and iRobot

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This is an important partnership. What still is missing is “intelligence” for the robots.

By Mar. 12, 2012, 8:29am PT

The chips that power today’s smartphones and tablets are expanding to robots as Texas Instruments and iRobot announced a new partnership on Monday. TI’s OMAP platform will be used by iRobot — maker of the Roomba and Scooba service robots — to help develop new robotic technologies.

The partnership is a fitting match. Between its home and government service robots, iRobot has sold more than 7.5 million units, helping to move the robotics market forward. Clearly, it’s a leader in this space. And Texas Instruments is no slouch in the chip department. The company’s OMAP platform powers a number of currently popular mobile devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola’s Droid Razr and the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Read more: http://gigaom.com/2012/03/12/why-texas-instruments-and-irobot-are-working-together/

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