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These excerpts taken from the IRBT 10-K filed Feb 13, 2009.
Global Engineering
 
Our domestic research and development efforts are primarily located at our headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts, our office in Durham, North Carolina, and our special projects engineering office in San Luis Obispo, California. In addition, we have an engineering design center in Mysore, India and a product development team in Hong Kong.
 
Our global engineering development process for consumer products allows us to leverage the time differences between our U.S. operations and our teams in Asia resulting in a fast, low cost global design and manufacturing cycle. The first stage of the cycle takes place in both our Bedford, Massachusetts and Mysore, India offices where we focus on product definition, prototyping, market research and financial analysis. We then create a design that is manufacturable, including complete modeling and simulation and initial validation of the product/market concept. After the initial development of the prototypes, we leverage the team in Hong Kong for the production stage of the cycle. During this stage, engineers on two continents work on refining the designs, preparing the product for manufacturing and working through the issues for pilot production. The product is then turned over to the contract manufacturer for volume production.
 
Global
Engineering



 



Our domestic research and development efforts are primarily
located at our headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts, our
office in Durham, North Carolina, and our special projects
engineering office in San Luis Obispo, California. In
addition, we have an engineering design center in Mysore, India
and a product development team in Hong Kong.


 



Our global engineering development process for consumer products
allows us to leverage the time differences between our
U.S. operations and our teams in Asia resulting in a fast,
low cost global design and manufacturing cycle. The first stage
of the cycle takes place in both our Bedford, Massachusetts and
Mysore, India offices where we focus on product definition,
prototyping, market research and financial analysis. We then
create a design that is manufacturable, including complete
modeling and simulation and initial validation of the
product/market concept. After the initial development of the
prototypes, we leverage the team in Hong Kong for the production
stage of the cycle. During this stage, engineers on two
continents work on refining the designs, preparing the product
for manufacturing and working through the issues for pilot
production. The product is then turned over to the contract
manufacturer for volume production.


 




These excerpts taken from the IRBT 10-K filed Feb 25, 2008.
Global Engineering
 
Our domestic research and development efforts are primarily located at our headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, and our special projects engineering office in San Luis Obispo, California. In addition, we have an engineering design center in India and a product development team working out of Hong Kong. Our global engineering development process for consumer products allows us to leverage the time differences between our United States operations and our teams in Asia resulting in a fast, low cost global design and manufacturing cycle.
 
The first stage of the cycle takes place in both our Burlington, Massachusetts and Mysore, India offices where we focus on product definition, prototyping, market research and financial analysis. We then create a design that is manufacturable, including complete modeling and simulation and initial validation of the product/market concept. After the initial development of the prototypes, we leverage the team in Hong Kong for the production stage of the cycle.
 
During this stage, engineers on two continents work on refining the designs, preparing the product for manufacturing and working through the issues for pilot production, including detailed regression testing. The product is then turned over to the contract manufacturer for volume production.


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Global
Engineering



 



Our domestic research and development efforts are primarily
located at our headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, and
our special projects engineering office in San Luis Obispo,
California. In addition, we have an engineering design center in
India and a product development team working out of Hong Kong.
Our global engineering development process for consumer products
allows us to leverage the time differences between our United
States operations and our teams in Asia resulting in a fast, low
cost global design and manufacturing cycle.


 



The first stage of the cycle takes place in both our Burlington,
Massachusetts and Mysore, India offices where we focus on
product definition, prototyping, market research and financial
analysis. We then create a design that is manufacturable,
including complete modeling and simulation and initial
validation of the product/market concept. After the initial
development of the prototypes, we leverage the team in Hong Kong
for the production stage of the cycle.


 



During this stage, engineers on two continents work on refining
the designs, preparing the product for manufacturing and working
through the issues for pilot production, including detailed
regression testing. The product is then turned over to the
contract manufacturer for volume production.





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This excerpt taken from the IRBT 10-K filed Mar 2, 2007.
Global Engineering
 
Our domestic research and development efforts are primarily located at our headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, and our special projects engineering office in San Luis Obispo, California. In addition, we have an engineering design center in India and a product development team working out of Hong Kong. Our global engineering development process for consumer products allows us to leverage the time differences between our United States operations and our teams in Asia resulting in a fast, low cost global design and manufacturing cycle. The first stage of the cycle takes place in our Burlington, Massachusetts office where we focus on product definition, prototyping, market research and financial analysis. We then create a design that is manufacturable, including complete modeling and simulation and initial validation of the product/market concept. After the initial


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development of the prototypes, we leverage the teams in India and Hong Kong for the production stage of the cycle. During this stage, engineers on two continents work on refining the designs, preparing the product for manufacturing and working through the issues for pilot production, including detailed regression testing. The product is then turned over to the contract manufacturer for volume production.
 
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