Insights on a Future Growth Industry: An Interview With Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot



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In this Gartner Fellows interview, we explore the views of a chief executive and thought leader who is in the driver's seat of the rapidly growing mobile service robots industry.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Introduction
    • 2.0 Interview
      • 2.1 The Recession
      • 2.2 The Business Evolution of a New High-Tech Industry
      • 2.3 Serial Experimentation in Multiple-Use Categories
      • 2.4 The Evolution of Robot Platforms
      • 2.5 A Tricky Technology to Master
      • 2.6 Future Possibilities
      • 2.7 Serious Social Issues Ahead
      • 2.8 The Lighter Side
    • 3.0 Picture Appendix
  • Recommended Reading
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