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Colin Angle to Succeed Helen Greiner as Chairman of the Board of iRobot

Robotic Industries Association

Greiner to Remain on the Board of Directors

Bedford, Mass. -- iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) today announced that Helen Greiner has resigned as chairman of the board of iRobot effective as of October 24, 2008. The board of directors has elected Colin Angle to serve as chairman of the board in addition to his current role as chief executive officer of iRobot. Helen will continue to serve on iRobot’s board of directors as a non-employee director while pursuing other interests and opportunities within the robot industry.

“Since co-founding iRobot in 1990, Helen has been an integral part of the company and played a large role in our success,” said Colin Angle, chief executive officer, iRobot. “We are fortunate that she will maintain a position on our board of directors as she continues to drive the robot industry forward.”

“I will remain close to the company through my work on the board,” said Greiner. “I am excited about where the robot industry is going and how I can help shape the future through individual endeavors, work with the Robotics Technology Consortium, Massachusetts Robotics Cluster and the various boards on which I serve.”

“Helen’s knowledge of the robot industry is surpassed only by her passion for its growth. We appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to iRobot and look forward to her continued contribution as a member of the board” said iRobot board member the Honorable Jacques Gansler PhD. “Colin Angle was the board’s unanimous choice in succeeding Helen.”

About iRobot Corp. iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people with smarter ways to clean, and our 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 www.irobot.com.

For iRobot Investors
Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied.

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