Why This Bot Is Better Than a Pool Boy

iRobot's stock has underperformed the market since its 2005 IPO. Investors are hoping that things turn around, however, as the company builds on its existing cleaning and military robotic technology and branches into new products -- such as the RP-VITA, now cleared for use in hospitals.

Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore met with iRobot at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and talked about future growth areas for the company. In today's installment of this multi-part series, iRobot's Craig Henricksen explains the new Mirra pool cleaner.


Meanwhile, the Motley Fool's chief investment officer has selected his No. 1 stock for the next year. Find out which stock it is in the brand-new free report: "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2013." Just click here to access the report and find out the name of this under-the-radar company.

The article Why This Bot Is Better Than a Pool Boy originally appeared on Fool.com.

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