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iRobot Connects with Alexa for New Opportunities, Better Ease of Use
Creo customer iRoomba is adding another dimension to its already smart, connected product. The company just announced that its popular vacuuming robot is getting a new friend: Amazon Alexa.
Starting later in the year, with Amazon Alexa, customers can start, stop, and pause Roomba cleaning jobs with simple voice-activated commands (e.g., “Alexa, ask Roomba to begin cleaning”). The Alexa skill for Roomba vacuuming robots will be available to U.S. customers in Q2 2017 and is compatible with any connected Roomba vacuum.