iRobot Scooba Wins CES Best of Innovations Award For Second Year in a Row (12/1)
The iRobot(R) Scooba(TM) Floor Washing Robot has been honored with the International Consumer Electronic Showcase "Best of Innovations Design and Engineering" Award in the Home Appliance category. Scooba is the first floor washing robot available for home use. The robot was selected as a winner from a pool of more than 1,000 entries from 164 companies.
Each year since 1989, the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize the newest consumer electronic technologies that exhibit excellence in design and engineering. Best of Innovations Awards are given to the highly honored products in this group. Last year, the iRobot Roomba Discovery Vacuuming Robot received the award in the Home Appliance category.
"This marks the second year in a row that CES recognized an iRobot product as one of its most innovative technologies," said Greg White, executive vice president and general manager, iRobot. "The Scooba builds on the success of the Roomba Vacuuming Robot, taking the utility of home robots to a new level."
Scooba's innovative cleaning process allows the robot to simultaneously prep, wash, scrub and dry hard floors, all at the touch of a button. Unlike a conventional mop that spreads dirty water on the floor, Scooba applies only fresh water and cleaning solution to the floor from a clean tank. Scooba can clean wet spills in addition to dirt and grime, and it is safe for use on all sealed, hard floor surfaces, including wood and tile. The iRobot Scooba Floor Washing Robot will be available at retail outlets in the first quarter of 2006.