SOURCE: Evolution Robotics, Inc.

Evolution Robotics, Inc.

January 11, 2010 09:00 ET

Evolution Robotics' Mint Wins Popular Mechanics' Editor's Choice Award at CES 2010

Popular Mechanics' Editors Select Mint From the Thousands of New Products Introduced at CES

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Evolution Robotics, Inc., a leading robotics technology company, today announced that its recently introduced product, Mint™, has been honored with a Popular Mechanics' Editor's Choice award for best new product at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The editors of Popular Mechanics waded through the thousands of innovative products on display at CES and picked their favorite ones -- the products they think will make a difference this year. Editor-In-Chief, James Meigs, presented Evolution Robotics with their award at a private ceremony during CES in Las Vegas and the winners were announced online at: http://tinyurl.com/yd5t4pp

Mint is an automatic floor cleaning appliance designed exclusively for hard surface floor cleaning. Mint automatically dusts and wet mops hard surface floors using popular cleaning cloths, such as Swiffer® brand Dry and Wet Cloths and other similar products.

"We are honored that the editors of Popular Mechanics chose Mint from the thousands of products at CES to receive this prestigious award," said Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, CEO of Evolution Robotics. "The tremendously positive reaction to Mint from the media and consumers at CES confirms our belief that Mint, through its use of advanced technology, finally fulfills an unmet need. We are thrilled to have this recognition from Popular Mechanics and look forward to delivering Mint in the second half of the year to the many consumers that are waiting to make their lives a little easier."

Guided by Evolution's own NorthStar® technology, Mint is smart enough to navigate and clean a room systematically without human assistance and meticulously tracks where it cleans to ensure it doesn't miss a spot. To clean into hard to reach places, Mint's unconventional square body breaks the mold of traditional round robots allowing the cleaning cloth to clean along edges of walls and all the way into corners. Mint adapts to different home environments using a range of sensors including first-of-their-kind floor sensors to detect floor transitions and sensors for cleaning on slippery floors which allow Mint to adjust friction of the cleaning pad to maintain optimal traction with its wheels.

Pricing and Availability

Mint is scheduled to be available through direct channels in Q3 2010 and retail outlets in Q4 2010 at a price under $250. To sign up to be notified of Mint's availability, and for additional information on where to buy Mint, please visit: http://www.mintcleaner.com

To watch a video of Mint's intelligence and cleaning power in action, please visit: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/upgrade/4341854.html

About Evolution Robotics

Evolution Robotics, Inc. is based in Pasadena, CA, and partners with brand leaders to make their products smarter by providing solutions for vision, autonomous navigation and intelligence. From toys to cell phones and vacuum cleaners to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company's technologies have been brought to market through partners which include Sony, Bandai, Sharper Image and AU Phones from KDDI in Japan, representing more than 20 million installations. Evolution Robotics is an operating company of Idealab, a creator and operator of technology businesses. www.evolution.com

Mint is a trademark and NorthStar is a registered trademark of Evolution Robotics, Inc. Swiffer is a registered trademark of Procter and Gamble, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2010 All rights reserved.

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