iRobot elects Gail Deegan to board of directors

BEDFORD, Mass., June 1, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced the addition of Gail Deegan to its board of directors.

A seasoned executive, Deegan brings more than 30 years of diverse and distinguished business experience to iRobot. Since 2002, Deegan has served on the board of directors at EMC Corporation, a leading global provider of IT products and services. Previously, Deegan served as chief financial officer and as a member of the board of directors at Houghton Mifflin Company. Before that, she served as chief financial officer at NYNEX/New England and Eastern Enterprises. Deegan has also served as a member of the board of directors at The TJX Companies Inc., Hartford Life Inc. and EG&G Inc.

“Gail brings a broad range of corporate and industry experiences to iRobot,” said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot. “Her deep financial expertise across multiple industries and leadership capabilities have allowed her to play a vital role in helping international organizations grow. iRobot is confident that Gail’s participation on the board of directors will enhance our operations, and we look forward to her contributions in the years ahead.”

“I am very excited to join the board of directors at iRobot,” said Deegan. “I look forward to working with my colleagues and the entire iRobot team as the company continues to create innovative technologies that make a difference in people's lives.”

Deegan takes over the seat previously held by Dr. Rodney Brooks.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit

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Elise Caffrey
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