IRBT products are most advanced items in their class
IRBT products are finding more and more applications to augment roles that are typically performed by people. As they find more and more uses it will allow many institutions to staff their critical functions with people and implement robotics to maintain efffecient and effective operations without havig to accept delays due to skill shortages. This benefit alone will allow robotics to accelerate into the workforce within the next 3 to 5 years. We are seeing it alrady in the military and it appears healthcare will be soon to follow.
I just saw the local news and they had a story featuring the RP-Vita. The Intouch Health site has great videos of the robot and it's use. Utilizing more than one doctor at a time is one of the features we don't see but will be used. It's a no brainer for the hospital to use the RP-Vita as it is superior to any of the Intouch Health robots.
I seen a similar show two weekends ago. The time is approaching but it will not be overnight that's for sure. I just know the military and commercial indistry are all moving toward robotics in a big way. The plans are either in work or starting to get out but it will not be like an on-off switch. I am accumulating as I can and when ot moves up all the better. Wednesday will be a very positive earnings call.