Sort sighted thinking to want iRobot to be bought out at any price. Why would you want to double your money when this stock could be a 20, 50 or 100 bagger over the next decade? They are positioned well for the future for the robotics revolution with the patents, products and partnerships they have and will establish. They have telemedicine with InTouch Health, teleconferencing with Cisco and they will be coming out with a 3D printer robot with Raytheon (and all this is documented fact, not rumor). Plus there are things we haven't even heard about that they are developing.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they remain independent and are acquirers rather than be acquired. Robotics will change every aspect of life and iRobot stands at the forefront and should benefit greatly and reward investors with tremendous profits