By Travis Briggs, CEO, ROBO Global
23 Oct, 2019
30 Mar, 2018
iRobot is the world’s leading consumer robot company and a bellwether member of the ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index. Founded in 1990 by MIT roboticists, iRobot pioneered the smart home robot category with the introduction of its Roomba robot vacuum in 2002. Since then, the company has sold more than 20 million robots—a phenomenal success that drove remarkable shareholder returns. In the ten years prior to 2017, iRobot’s Nasdaq-listed stock returned a total 351% to shareholders, compared with 135% for the S&P 500. In the past two years, it returned a total 126%, compared with 36% for the S&P 500.
20 Sep, 2017
ETF Securities Australia, part of the ETF Securities Group, has created the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Australia giving investors access to global companies focusing on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.