BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- China's leading service robot producer Ecovacs Robotics (603486.SH) announced on Tuesday that it signed a product purchase and technology licensing agreement with the American company iRobot Corporation.
Under the agreement, iRobot Corporation will exclusively purchase from Ecovacs Robotics the floor-cleaning robot products based on the latter's unique design. Meanwhile, iRobot Corporation will license its unique Aeroforce® technology and related intellectual property rights to Ecovacs Robotics.
iRobot Corporation is a global leading household service robot company that designs and sells robot vacuums. Its business covers major global markets including China, the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Ecovacs Robotics has become a global corporation with a mission of building world-class robots for home and industrial cleaning, air-purification, security and surveillance, and even in-store sales assistance for retailers. Designed to change the way people live and work, its robots are now available in over 60 countries around the world, according to its official website. (Edited by Hu Pingchao with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)